Kate Woods is one of Australia's most accomplished and awarded directors.
Her first feature film, Looking For Alibrandi won five of its eight AFI Award nominations including Best Film. It was also nominated for seven Film Critics Circle of Australia awards.
She recently directed many episodes of popular US television series including Jerry Bruckheimer's Without a Trace, Bones, Crossing Jordan, Shark, Law and Order and Private Practice.
Kate has enjoyed a long association with the ABC starting with GP, Phoenix (AFI Nomination Best Director) and Janus for which her episodes were nominated for two more AFI Awards.
Other series include Police Rescue, Heartland, Corelli (which received a BANFF International Award), Mercury, RAW FM, Wildside and Jim Hensen's Sci-Fi series Farscape.
Kate's direction of the miniseries Simone de Beauvoir's Babies was nominated for a BANFF award and Five AFI Awards.
Other credits include The Farm and Changi - a six hour mini series nominated for three AFI Awards (including Best Mini Series), a silver medal from The New York Festivals and the Gold Camera Award from the US International Film and Video Festival.
Kate has several feature films in development and recently received the 2008 ADG Michael Carson Award for Excellence In Television Drama Direction.
Actors are storytellers just like writers and directors. The only difference is the pen or brush they use. The canvas is themselves. Actor's draw upon themselves, to allow an audience to see the human soul.