The Tracking Board named Kat O’Brien to its 2015 Young and Hungry List: Top 100 Writers on the Verge.
Story editor turned screenwriter, Kat O'Brien is an expert in narrative structure with an intuitive and proven sense for a project's commercial viability. She recently penned the long-awaited sequel to China's first-ever romantic comedy, Dayyan Eng's award-winning, Waiting Alone. Her coming-of-age comedy, Reinventing Tess, is set up at Gingersnap Productions with Shannon Riggs producing. My Own Worst Enemy, is a doppelganger comedy with Jesse Israel and Matt Smith producing and the award-winning Ira Rosensweig attached to direct. Currently, Kat's writing an under-wraps comedy with Natasha Blanchard attached to produce.
Kat is able to connect with her audience through her earnest, heartfelt storytelling and wry comedic sensibility. Whether she's crafting broad, absurdist comedy, scathing satire, or a fresh rom com, Kat's relatable characters are always intimately complex. Known for her ability to bring realistic characters to life off the page with empathy and keen observational humor, she elevates her work above typical genre-fare with the purpose-driven, socially conscious themes she explores in her storytelling.
Always intrigued by a compelling story, Kat gravitates towards writing underdog characters, finding the humor in the bleakest of circumstances, and exploring awkward moments. She has several projects in development across genres and platforms and continues to cultivate content in other mediums to publish, to direct and to produce.
Kat holds a BFA in Writing for Film & Television from the University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts. She is represented by Chris Cowles, All Day Every Day, and Pete Kaufman, Kaufman Abdel-Aal LLP.