Kathryn is a writer and award-winning filmmaker.

As writer and director, Kathryn has made ten films—documentaries, feature dramas and essay films. Screened at major festivals, they have been broadcast and streamed around the globe.

Kathryn writes on film, art and culture. Her published and produced writing encompasses screenplays, essays, criticism and audio features.

She is currently working on Zanuckville 5700, a book about her quest to uncover the story of Australia’s first Technicolor feature film.

Kathryn is Emeritus Professor in Screen and Creative Arts at Macquarie University.

She lives and works on unceded Gadigal land in Sydney’s inner west.


Double Exposure:

Double Exposure:

How Psychology Fell In Love with the Movies

“An exceptional creative and scholarly achievement”

Patricia Aufderheide


The boot cake (2008)

“An astonishing testament to the far-reaching
influence of silent cinema.”

David Robinson, Chaplin’s biographer