Kate Marks began making films after working as a playwright, theatre director, clown, and performer in New York City where The New York Times named her a “superb director” and “ingenious.”
Kate is a Project Involve fellow at Film Independent where she received the Barbara Boyle Award. Other awards include the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant, The Beutner Family Award for Excellence in the Arts, and a Celtx Seed Award.
Her film PEARL WAS HERE premiered at SLAMDANCE to rave reviews and is currently broadcasting on PBS. Her film HOMEBODY received a Juror’s Choice Award at the Black Maria Film + Video Festival and was an opening night film for Curta Cinema. Both films have screened at numerous festivals all over the world. Kate is currently finishing her thesis film MIRACLE MAKER as part of her MFA degree in film directing at CalArts. Kate is a graduate of Brown University where she received honors in playwriting.
I am in the final stages of finishing my short film MIRACLE MAKER: A TALE FOR LOST CAUSES AND DESPERATE CASES.
WRITING IN DEVELOPMENT
I am currently writing a fist-full of feature scripts that explore women's mythologies. Some of these films include:
MUCK: The misadventures of three girls marked as witches.
MIRACLE MAKER: A washed up miracle maker, crippled by the problems and demands of a desperate world, runs away from her destiny and uncovers the land beyond her control.
THE GONER: A lone survivar, a liar, and their last chance to escape.I HEART ROBOT
A web-series created with Paco Tolson that follows a robot with a heart of gold.
I am also teaching film classes for LACMA, ArtworxLA, and Urban Arts while writing short plays for Scholastic's ACTION magazine.