“This will be my first feature as a writer / director and getting this far has been extremely daunting, but with this generous award and the WIDC by my side, it suddenly all feels very real and very achievable and I really can’t wait to get down to work.”
Kathleen Hepburn is a 2014 alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program, and the Canadian Film Centre’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Writers’ Lab. She is a co-founder of Experimental Forest Films. Her debut feature film NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, which was awarded the WIDC Feature Film Award and Best Screenplay at the 2014 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, funded by Telefilm Canada, Harold Greenberg Fund and distributed by Soda Pictures, is currently completing post production. The film features Shirley Henderson (MEEK’S CUTOFF, HARRY POTTER), Théodore Pellerin (LES DEMONS), Nicholas Campbell (DA VINCI’S INQUEST) and Mary Galloway (FIRESONG). Hepburn’s concept short of the same name was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, featured in TIFF Canada’s Top Ten, and was awarded best dramatic film at Yorkton, InsideOut and the 2015 Leo’s. Hepburn is in development on several dramatic features and television series including MURDER IN HECATE STRAIT, a mystery set on a long-line halibut boat; and LITTLE THINGS, an unflinching drama that digs into the messy world of parenthood, gender, friendship and love.