About Kate

Kate Melville is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and playwright. Her directorial debut PICTURE DAY, starring Tatiana Maslany, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Borsos Prize for Best Canadian Feature at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Riverrun International Film Festival. PICTURE DAY was released across North America in May 2013, and is currently available on iTunes/VOD/DVD.

The screenplay for PICTURE DAY took second place in the 2004 Final Draft Screenwriting Competition, out of 3,000 scripts worldwide. Kate was also the recipient of CBC’s Emerging Screenwriter Award. Kate’s television credits include ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America/Space) REMEDY (Global), ENDGAME (Showcase), BEING ERICA (CBC/SoapNet), DEGRASSI (MuchMusic/TeenNick), NORTHERN TOWN (CBC), REGENESIS (TMN), and the screen adaptation of Timothy Findley’s play ELIZABETH REX (CBC).

Kate’s play I HATE YOU ON MONDAYS premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto, and is published in Prerogatives: Contemporary Plays by Women. Her second play HOMING PIGEONS premiered at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and was subsequently adapted for CBC Radio. Kate was playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre, and selected for a national radio drama workshop at the Banff Centre. Kate grew up in Toronto, and studied Cinema Production at Concordia University in Montreal.

SNITCH PICTURES is a film and video production company based in Toronto, best known for the feature film PICTURE DAY starring Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany. Projects in development include the features EDEN, ONTARIO, SECOND BEST AND BRIGHTEST and an adaptation of Frances Backhouse’s book WOMEN OF THE KLONDIKE.

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