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Katharine Round

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDirector - Producer - Executive Producer - Film

About me

Katharine Round is a filmmaker and artist with over seventeen years experience in creative documentary for broadcast & cinema. After 12 years experience as a director, producer and development executive for major UK broadcasters, she expanded into feature film and arts practice. At Disobedient, she has worked with the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art and design; award-winning broadcasters Al Jazeera & the Guardian; and Forma Arts, one of Europe’s leading creative producers in cross art form productions. Her work spans broad themes of economics, society and science, often told through the prism of psychology and character driven narratives. In 2016, she directed the critically-acclaimed “The Divide”, a feature length film on the psychological impact of income inequality, inspired by the book ‘The Spirit Level’. Called “fierce and unsettling” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian), “jaw-dropping” (The Express), “timely, emotionally-shattering, formidable” (Picturehouse Cinemas), and “brilliantly-shot, insightful” (British Blacklist) the film had a successful theatric release across the UK including Picturehouse and Curzon sites, followed by a US/UK release on Netflix. She has also made films for the BBC, Channel 4 & Discovery as well as new platforms. She has had work exhibited at leading international film festivals (including Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA & Cork Film Festival), in galleries (the Serpentine, the Barbican Centre) and at the European Parliament in Brussels. Katharine is also an accomplished producer, devising new models of finance and managing complex international shoots. She is the line producer for all of Disobedient’s productions and regularly gives masterclasses on film production to organisations such as Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAFTA, Four Corners Film and the Roundhouse. She is the co-founder of leading professional documentary filmmakers organisation Doc Heads, supporting documentary through curated events, masterclasses and commissioning opportunities.

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Creative Arts
  • Artist-brand Partnerships
  • Aesthetic Judgment
  • Cultural Journalism
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Aesthetic Vision

Work history

Currently

Creative Director

Disobedient Films

Aug 2014
  • Freelance
  • I am the Creative Director at Disobedient Films, overseeing, directing and producing work spanning film, arts and journalism for a range of outlets. At Disobedient, I have worked with the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art and design; award-winning broadcasters Al Jazeera & the Guardian; and Forma Arts, one of Europe’s leading creative producers in cross art form productions. We have had recent commissions from CNN's Great Big Story and Hogarth & Ogilvy. In 2016, I directed the critically-acclaimed “The Divide”, a feature length film on the psychological impact of income inequality, inspired by the book ‘The Spirit Level’. Called “fierce and unsettling” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian), “jaw-dropping” (The Express), “timely, emotionally-shattering, formidable” (Picturehouse Cinemas), and “brilliantly-shot, insightful” (British Blacklist) the film had a successful theatric release across the UK including Picturehouse and Curzon sites, followed by a US/UK release on Netflix.

Education

1998

Broadcasting

Leeds University

Aug 1995 - Jul 1998
  • Leeds, United Kingdom