National Film School Graduate Success with POV Film, You Are Not My Mother
Kate was one of the recipients of Screen Ireland’s POV funding for the feature film, You Are Not My Mother which she wrote and directed.
The film was produced by Deirdre Levins for Fantastic Films, an Irish genre production company owned by two National Film School graduates, Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell.
The cinematographer, Narayan Van Maele and the editor, John Cutler are also both National Film School graduates.
Behind the scenes on You Are Not My Mother
‘We are always thrilled to hear of National Film School graduate success in the industry both here in Ireland and abroad. However, what we’re most proud of is knowing that the relationships developed here at the National Film School continue to become creative collaborations long after the student graduates.’ Jean Rice, Course Chair Film + TV
Kate Dolan Writer / Director
Writer/ Director Kate Dolan graduated from the National Film School, IADT in 2012. Along with directing many commercials and music videos over the years in 2014 Kate was selected for Berlinale Talents, where she wrote and directed short film Little Doll. The film premiered at the Berlinale in 2016.
Catcalls, Kate’s next short film funded by Screen Ireland in 2017 premiered at many of the leading international festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and Fantasia Film Festival, winning Best Short Film at the Young Director Awards Ireland 2018.
In 2016, Kate was chosen to take part in the Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers and in 2019 was listed as one of Ireland’s leading emerging creatives under 30.
Entertainment.ie – “Rooted in sinister Irish folklore, writer-director Kate Dolan’s debut feature is an impressive accomplishment. Her direction of the ensemble cast is excellent and her handling of the ambiance required for the horror genre is masterful.”