SEX EDUCATION’S KATE HERRON JOINS US!
What a year we are having. We love a good old humblebrag – we have had some incredible events withMakeYourFilm, Kino London and our Indie Society night with Shorts On Tap+ London Film Academy, and now we feel like it’s time to get back to our grass roots and have a little quiet time with just our Tweetup gang. And to celebrate coming back to our favourite venue, Gerry’s Club, we have invited the incredible director Kate Herron of SEX EDUCATION, starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, FIVE BY FIVE, starring Idris Elba, and DAYBREAK, starring Matthew Broderick and Austin Crute, to join us. Yes! She has directed some huge stars.
Kate is not only a director but also an established writer, and we are so thrilled to have her in to talk about all things film, television, casting and writing.
Here’s more about director Kate Herron:
Kate Herron is a Writer-Director working in Comedy, Genre and Drama. She is passionate about making female-driven stories (which we love!!). Kate has been featured as a SCREEN INTERNATIONAL STAR OF TOMORROW, BROADCAST HOT SHOT, one of FORBES 30 UNDER 30 and on the BBC HOT NEW TALENT LIST. She was described as “A huge comedy voice in the years to come” by SKY COMEDY.
Kate just finished directing the Netflix Original, SEX EDUCATION, created by Laurie Nunn and produced by ELEVEN FILM. The show stars Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson, with a host of new UK talent including Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa. Kate directed the second half of the series, Episodes 5-8, including the iconic “It’s my vagina” episode. The first four episodes were directed by Ben Taylor (CATASTROPHE).
Kate directed every episode of FIVE BY FIVE for BBC/GREEN DOOR PICTURES, starring & exec-produced by Idris Elba. The show was a SUNDAY TIMES CRITIC’S PICK OF THE WEEK and is on BBC iPLAYER and AMAZON PRIME. Kate also directed two comedy shorts for SKY COMEDY and is developing a number of projects as Writer-Director for TV.
In film, Kate’s shorts have played at number of festivals including LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, PALM SPRINGS SHORTSFEST, ENCOUNTERS and FLICKERFEST. Her work has been featured by VIMEO STAFF PICKS, COMEDY CENTRAL and the BFI. There was a RETROSPECTIVE of her shorts at the BFI in 2016 as part of UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL.
This is a talk you won’t want to miss. And remember, we cap all of our events so the audience stays intimate. So book early.
FULL DETAILS OF THE Q&A
Date: TUESDAY 2ND JULY
Time: 7pm – all night (Arrive after 8pm for FREE networking)
Tickets: £6 (+ nominal booking fee) on Eventbrite
Location: Gerry’s Club, 52 Dean Street Soho W1D 5BJ