Katharine McPhee graduated from Flinders University with an Honours degree in a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Screen Studies. She was the recipient of the 2008 Colin Thiele New Writing Scholarship, bestowed by the South Australian Youth Arts Board.
In 2013 she wrote the MRC-funded 13-minute short Elegy and was also a graduate of the intensive 12-month ‘SAYES’ (South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme) program, within Business S.A.
Katharine has received development funding from the South Australian Film Corporation, which has also included a mentorship with Princess Pictures and script consultation with Michael Hauge.
Katharine has been a finalist in several Australian writing initiatives, including a double- shortlisting in the 2016 SAFC and Australian Writers’ Guild’s ‘What’s the Story?’ Feature Competition. She was also a finalist in the 2017 Tasmanian Gothic Short Script Challenge.
In 2017 Katharine was longlisted in The National John Hinde Awards for Excellence in Science Fiction in ‘Best Unproduced Feature’, for her screenplay Knock.
In 2018 she placed as a runner up within the South Australian Film Corporation and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Group’s ‘Matched Market’ initiative.
She has travelled to both London and Los Angeles for professional development and pitching opportunities as an emerging screenwriter. Katharine has been a finalist in international ScreenCraft and Stage 32 competitions, including ScreenCraft Comedy Feature, and top 20 in the 2019 Gidden Media/Stage 32 Romantic Comedy incubator.
Katharine is now in early development on a feature with EveryWhere Studios (Who Killed JonBenét?) in Los Angeles. She is a member of SPA, AWG, Business SA and Australians in LA.
Katharine now has a sizeable, eclectic slate of work across a variety of genres within TV, digital and feature projects. She strives to write memorable, universal stories that can linger long in the memory of those who view them.
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