As an independent filmmaker, Katherine O'Brien writes, directs, and produces genre-bending narratives and socially conscious documentary content that push boundaries without sacrificing commercial sensibility.
Her directorial debut, Not Long After (2005) afforded her the opportunity to break into commercial screenwriting. The film is an existential comedy about coming to terms with grief and stars acclaimed thespian Nanette Hennig Fraser, Rob Kerkovich (NSCIS: New Orleans) and Nicholas Massouh (West Bank Story) and features an original score and soundtrack by Brian Mazzaferri of I Fight Dragons.
Katherine is also a co-creator of The Oduoro Project, a feature-length documentary filmed over the course of several years in rural Uganda about the power of personal connection in motivating philanthropy, and the subsequent challenges and ethical complications that arise in international development ventures. The film is currently in post-production.
As a producer, Katherine collaborates with filmmakers that share her artistic sensibilities and passion for storytelling. Especially intrigued by innovative storytelling techniques, Katherine is currently developing a diverse range of projects for film, television, and the digital domain.