Katy grew up in the East Midlands and studied Fine
Art at Nottingham Trent University originally intending
to be a painter. After various experiments with super
8 and the college primitive EOS, she became fascinated with
animation and her graduation film FOOLS GOLD won the student
1st prize at Hannover Film Festival 1992.
At the Royal College of Art, she directed PIGGY IN THE MIDDLE
and FALLEN, developing a technique of backlit tissue paper
cut-outs on a large multiplane. She went on to direct in the
industry including 4 mins digital animation for Genesis World
Tour and an ident for Acme Film Works.
In 1998 she was funded by East Midlands Arts and Central
TV to direct her 5 min short MARTHA’S WHITER WASH,
distributed by Jane Balfour Films.
In 2002 she wrote and directed MERVYN for
Channel Four TV, produced by Sylvie Bringas. She began her
first live action film and directed WIG SISTERS, funded by
British Film Council/EMMedia, with Chris Cooke (director of
One For the Road) as DOP. In this film she was able to combine
her love of circus cabaret and wigs.
When she is not developing films, Katy is also pursuing her
collaborative performance work with circus artist Marcos Llevot
which involves projecting vibrant animated illusions onto
a German wheel. The show was performed in the Big Top at Glastonbury