The Tracking Board named Katherine O’Brien to its 2015 Young and Hungry List: Top 100 Writers on the Verge.
Story editor turned screenwriter, Katherine 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.
Katherine is able to connect with her audience through her earnest, heartfelt storytelling and wry sense of humor. Whether she's crafting broad, absurdist comedy, scathing satire, or a fresh rom com, Katherine'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, Katherine 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 soon to be announced, and continues to cultivate content in other mediums to publish, to direct and to produce.
Katherine holds a BFA in Writing for Film & Television from the University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts.