Katie Byford is currently working in London as a writer, producer and assistant director of short films. You can find her IMDb page here.
'Tea with Lemon', a short comedy Katie produced last year, in January 2019 screened at Flickerfest, the Oscar-qualifying and BAFTA-accredited film festival based in Sydney. After successfully crowdfunding 101% of the post-production goal, the film had its London premiere at London Lift-Off Film Festival and has been awarded Best Short Film at Bristol Independent Film Festival and Short to the Point film festival in Bucharest. It was also nominated for an award at Oslo Independent Film festival.
In 2017 Katie interned with Western Edge Pictures, covering aspects of development, research and production.
As 1st AD, Katie has worked on a number of shorts, alongside BAFTA-winning director Michael Ferns and BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Robbie Bryant. She has worked as 2nd AD with Helen Simmons (producer of 'Chubby Funny') and as 3rd AD under Miranda Howard-Williams (director on ‘Doctors’) among others. She has been a runner on shorts and features including Billie Piper's directorial debut, 'Rare Beasts'.
Katie is developing a number of scripts to shoot in the upcoming months, including film poems and narrative shorts, as well as co-writing a feature-length art film with artist Mariana Vassileva. Two of Katie's short film scripts have been filmed, one of which is available to view here. One of her as-yet unproduced short film scripts reached the quarterfinals of the ScreenCraft Film Fund, Fall 2018.
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