Katharine Round - Producer
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 including Channel 4, the BBC and Discovery, she expanded into feature film and arts practice, setting up the production company Disobedient Films. Disobedient have worked with iconic photographer RANKIN; the world’s leading museum of art and design, the Victoria & Albert; 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. Work she has produced has been exhibited at leading international film festivals (including Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA & Cork Film Festival), in galleries (the Serpentine, the Barbican Centre), cinemas (Picturehouse, Watershed, Curzon, HOME and many others), and at the European Parliament in Brussels.
As a producer, Katharine has pioneered new models of finance and regularly manages complex international shoots. Key films to date include Grierson-shortlisted TRANSPLANT, IDFA DocLab and Sheffield Crossover Lab selection THE LONDON RECRUITS and THE CITIZEN’S NETWORK for Al Jazeera’s flagship strand WITNESS. In 2016, she directed and produced 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 at over 250 venues across the UK including Picturehouse and Curzon sites, followed by a US/UK release on Netflix. http://literallyfilms.co.uk