Katharine O'Brien

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Katharine O'Brien
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Film director
  • Screenwriter
  • Film editor
  • Camera operator
  • Art director
  • Executive producer
Years active2008–present
Notable work
WebsiteOfficial website

Katharine O'Brien is an American film director, screenwriter, film editor, camera operator, art director, and executive producer best known for her work on The Automatic Hate and Lost Transmissions.[1][2]

Career[edit]

She started directing, writing, and editing several short films including Night Taxi (2008), Waiting Room (2009), Doppleganger (2009), The Park (2010), Illusive Fields (2012), and Breaking News (2018).[3] In 2015, Katharine O'Brien co-wrote her feature film debut The Automatic Hate, starring Joseph Cross. The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on May 14, 2015,[4] followed by a worldwide theatrical release on March 11, 2016.[5]

In 2019, O'Brien directed and wrote Lost Transmissions, starring Simon Pegg.[6][7] The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019,[8][9] followed by a North American theatrical release on March 13, 2020.[10]

Awards[edit]

At the 2020 Prague Independent Film Festival, Katherine won the Grand Prix for Lost Transmissions.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Editor Camera operator Art director Producer
2008 Night Taxi Yes Yes Yes No No No Short film(s)
2009 Waiting Room Yes Yes No No No No
Doppleganger[12] Yes No No No No No
Last Cigarette Assistant No No No No No
2010 The Park Yes No Yes No No No
Summertime Christmas No No No Assistant No No
2012 Illusive Fields Yes Yes No No No No
2015 The Automatic Hate No Yes No No Yes No Feature film
2018 Breaking News Yes Yes No No No No Short film
2019 Lost Transmissions[13] Yes Yes No No No Executive Feature film[14]
TBA Runaway No Yes No No No No TV series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (April 4, 2017). "Simon Pegg To Star In Katharine O'Brien's 'Lost Transmissions' For Pulse Films". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (May 3, 2019). "Tribeca Film Review: 'Lost Transmissions'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Brown, Brigid (April 1, 2017). "Casting News: Simon Pegg Set to Star as Troubled Music Producer in 'Lost Transmissions'". BBC America. BBC Studios. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Logan, Elizabeth (May 14, 2015). "Film Movement Picks Up Justin Lerner's SXSW Pick 'The Automatic Hate'". IndieWire. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (February 4, 2016). "'The Automatic Hate' Trailer: Adelaide Clemens, Joseph Cross & Forbidden Love". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (April 4, 2017). "Simon Pegg to Star in Rock 'n' Roll Drama 'Lost Transmissions'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Schwartz, Paula (June 4, 2019). "'Lost Transmissions': Director Katharine O'Brien on the Film's Gritty Look, Career Advice From the Russo Brothers, and More". MovieMaker. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  8. ^ Hayes, Dade (March 5, 2019). "Tribeca Film Festival Unveils Feature Lineup, With Screen Time For John DeLorean, Muhammad Ali, Chelsea Manning". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival: Director Katharine O'Brien & Simon Pegg Talk 'Lost Transmissions'". The Knockturnal. May 4, 2019. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (February 18, 2020). "Gravitas Acquires 'Lost Transmissions'; Cleopatra Entertainment Nabs 'Game of Death'; Random Media Lands 'Vampire Dad' – Film Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  11. ^ Prague Independent Film Festival 2020 Winners
  12. ^ Enzian (March 29, 2009). "Florida Film Fest Interviews: Katharine O'Brien (Doppelganger) & Stephen Belber (Management)". IndieWire. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  13. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (August 2, 2018). "Simon Pegg-Juno Temple Starrer 'Lost Transmissions' Wraps Shoot For Royal Road, Underlying Tension & Pulse". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  14. ^ DeFore, John (April 28, 2019). "'Lost Transmissions': Film Review - Tribeca 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved August 4, 2019.

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