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WELCOME to the portfolio of Katie Bennett. In her mad youth Katie (aka “Kathryn”) acted in New York on daytime television in shows like All My Children and As the World Turns. She also worked at the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company. She is a UC Berkeley graduate with an MFA in acting from the University of South Carolina and has trained with Julliard teachers. 

Don’t miss her stories of encouragement for people in the arts on her blog A BIG LIFE.

Happy winner Katie at the #45thNW!

WINNING NEWS: Nov. 2018!

Winner: Best Screenplay Bird in the Water by Katie Bennett 2018 Northwest Exposure Competition, 45th Northwest Film Festival! She won $10,000 of in-kind donations to make the film, a spooky fable set on Oregon’s coast.

 

PLAYWRITING: Jan 2019: 

In Season – Katie’s short play about a dysfunctional rich family on a skiing trip to Vermont was chosen out of a triple blind competition to be produced by Portland group PDX Playwrights as part of their Daisy Dukes Shorts Night in the Fertile Ground Theatre Festival 2019.

Katie was also the producer of the Crazy Dukes Instant Playwright Festival for 2019!

 

 

ACTING 2016: In this award-winning short film Tomorrow produced by The Filmhouse, Katie plays a lunch lady with old dreams. 

Nominated: Best Actress: Katie Bennett, Firereel Film Festival 2016. Awards: Best Director, Best Short and Best of the Festival, Firereel Film Festival 2016; Bronze Telly 2016; Best Cinematography – Atlanta Independent Film Festival 2015.Click here to watch11350401_10205785822397929_8569373820119111362_n[1] our 7 minute film:

 

SCREENWRITING 2016:  Liberty and Grace by Katie Bennett

Liberty and Grace is a full length feature script which made the first cut at the Slamdance Screenplay Competition and received Second Round Honors at the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition in 2016.  The readers said the writing is “lovely, lyrical” and “ethereal” and that it has “a fresh voice”.

Logline: Liberty is a shy high school bookworm who dreams of being a singer. Grace is a bold Feminist who loves the Jesus Movement.  When they meet, Liberty ditches her bra and joins the church.