21st January 2022
DEBUT FEATURE "NOTHING COMPARES" TO PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Kathryn's debut feature documentary Nothing Compares will premiere at Sundance Film Festival on the 21st January 2022. The documentary tells the story of Sinéad O’Connor's phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on prophetic words and deeds across a five-year period (1987-1992), the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless trailblazer, through a contemporary feminist lens.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY PARTNERSHIP WITH FIELD OF VISION
Kathryn and her production company Tara films have partnered with New York-based production company Field of Vision on her upcoming feature doc "Nothing Compares". More news about the film and it's release to follow.
NEW GUARDIAN DOCS SHORT - SPACE TO BE
Kathryn's new documentary is now live on The Guardian. SPACE TO BE is a film about a women's centre situated in the middle of The Village, a Loyalist stronghold in Belfast. The film was produced by Passion Pictures.
Link to full film and article here https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/16/space-to-be-fight-keep-windsor-womens-centre-open-belfast
SHEFFIELD DOC FEST MEET MARKET
Kathryn and Tara films were selected to participate in this year's Meet Market at Sheffield Doc Fest. They were there with their new feature doc Nothing Compares due for release in 2022.
SCREENING AND Q&A AT THE TURNER CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
As part of their Late At The Turner series, the Turner Contemporary hosted a screening of Taking The Waters. The screening was followed by a Q&A.
Kathryn and Tara Films were invited to present their new feature doc Nothing Compares at this years CPH Forum in Copenhagen.
2nd - 7th Feburary 2019
EUROPEAN PREMIERE AT CLERMONT- FERRAND
Taking The Waters will have it's European Premiere at this years Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. The film will play each day throughout the festival.
22nd November, 6.30pm
SCREENING: UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL AT THE BARBICAN
Kathryn’s film “Taking The Waters” will screen at The Barbican on the 22nd November as part of Underwire Film Festival. The film is nominated for Best Cinematography at the festival.
9-11th November 2018
SCREENINGS & PANEL DISCUSSION: AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL
Kathryn will have three films screening at this years Aesthetica Film Festival in York. These films include Taking the Waters, The Greatest Luxury and Incredible Machines. She will also be taking part in a panel discussion on November 9th at the festival.
11th October 2018
NEW FILM: GIRLS WHO CODE - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CAMPAIGN
For this years International Day of the Girl, Kathryn worked with New York based initiative Girls Who Code, whose mission is to close the gender gap in tech. Commissioned by creative agency Yours Truly and produced by Believe Media, Kathryn created a campaign film, that is an anthemic video to celebrate girls everywhere fighting for change in their communities. The track is a remake of the iconic activist anthem Ooh Child, reimagined by Nigerian-American rapper Chika, singer/songwriter/producer Tiffany Gouché, and rapper/singer Regan Aliyah. The video features girls from the Girls Who Code community.
Link to project here
A Shaded View on Fashion: https://ashadedviewonfashion.com/2018/10/10/girls-who-code-anthem-film-launch-international-day-of-the-girl/>
KATHRYN JOINS MOTHERLAND FOR IRISH REPRESENTATION
Kathryn has joined the roster at Motherland. She will be represented commercially by the production company in Ireland.
29th JULY 2018
TALK: VITAL NEW VOICES @ PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL
Kathryn will be speaking on a panel called Vital New Voices with fellow filmmakers Jenn Nkiru and Lucy Hardcastle at this years Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall. The panel will be moderated by Eloise King and the event will be part of a new film tent at the festival called Cinematheque and curated by Women Under the Influence and Violet magazine.
15 JULY 2018
SCREENING: GALWAY FILM FLEADH
Taking The Waters has been invited to screen at this year Galway Film Fleadh. It has also been nominated for an award for Best Irish Short Talent at the festival. The screening will take place on Sunday 15th at 11.45am.
COMMERCIAL WORK: BIOTHERM HOMME
New beauty film for Biotherm Homme
Kathryn was interviewed by LBBOnline about her work on the Repeal the 8th film “25 Annoying Things” for Amnesty International.
FILM PREMIERE: TAKING THE WATERS
Excited to announce that Taking The Waters will have it’s world premiere at Sheffield Doc Festival this June.
Tickets available below
NEW WEBSITE: TAKING THE WATERS
We have created a website to house all information about Taking The Waters here https://takingthewatersfilm.com/
Taking The Waters will launch at film festivals this Summer.
NEW FILM: THE GREATEST LUXURY
New film “The Greatest Luxury” to launch on Feb 19th featuring Mykki Blanco and Holly Blakey, Gareth Pugh.
SCREENING: TAKING THE WATERS AT THE BFI
Taking the Waters will have a preview screening this Friday 1st December at the BFI in London. The screening will be part of a special event hosted by Illuminatrix, a female Cinematography collective. Kathryn will take part in a Q&A with after the screening.
Tickets available here: https://tinyurl.com/yc433hu2
23rd September 2017
AWARD : KINSALE SHARKS - CREATIVE BRAVERY AWARD
“25 Annoying Things” for Amnesty International has picked up a GOLD award within the Creative Bravery category at this years Kinsale Sharks. http://kinsalewinners.awardsengine.com/2017/creative_bravery/
3rd August 2017
NEW FILM : AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IRELAND - 25 ANNOYING THINGS
25 Annoying Things
Kathryn worked with Amnesty International Ireland to create a film to help raise awareness about women’s reproductive rights in Ireland. The film is to show that repealing the 8th Amendment isn't just about abortion - it affects every woman and girl in Ireland.
25th June 2017
SCREENING: TAKING THE WATERS
“Taking the Waters”, a film collaboration between Kathryn and writer Anna Hart will have a preview screening at The Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate on the 25th June. "Taking the Waters" is a short film about an eighty-year-old tidal pool in Margate, and the swimmers who find solace and community in her waters during these turbulent times.
NEW FILM: HOME TRUTHS
Set against the backdrop of a dramatically changing world, the concept of home becomes ever more important. Kathryn was commissioned to create a film as part of the Selfridges ‘Our House’ Campaign.
COMMERICAL WORK: NIKE “KISS MY AIRS”
Nike “Kiss My Airs” Campaign featuring Zara Larsson
Nike commissioned Kathryn to create an online campaign with B-Reel that consisted of an five part film series featuring artist Zara Larsson.
Produced by Black Label
Creative by B-Reel
COMMERICAL WORK: COPPEL S/S 17 TVC
S/S17 TVC for Coppel.
Produced by Story/Believe
AWARD: VIMEO STAFF PICK
‘Incredible Machines’ the film that launched the EveryBODY campaign at Selfridges, has been awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick.
COMMERCIAL WORK: DOVE
New Dove TVC commissioned by Ogilvy.
9th January 2017
KATHRYN JOINS BELIEVE FOR US REPRESENTATION
Kathryn has joined the roster at Believe. She will be represented commercially by the production company in the US and Canada.
1 December 2016
WOMEN WHO ARTICLE
Otegha Uwagba, formerly of AMV BBDO and Vice, has launched a network for creative working women called Women Who. The initiative aims to connect, support and inspire women working in the creative industries through publications, online content and events.
Women Who interviewed Kathryn about her career and the ups and the downs in an extensive interview available here:
20th November 2016
DIRECTORS PROFILE IN SHOTS MAGAZINE
Shot’s recently interviewed Kathryn for their Director’s Profile section in the magazine.
TALK & SCREENING: ART DIRECTORS CLUB OF EUROPE FESTIVAL
Kathryn has been invited by the ADCE European Creativity Festival in Barcelona to take part in their ‘Connections’ strand at this years festival. ‘Connections’ aims to bringing together professionals from different disciplines to address topics of interest and relevance. The format is intended to give rise to more engaging conversations between professionals who can discuss and debate new insights and ideas. The festival have put together six connections where two experts will either work together or juxtapose their views on a specific topic. Kathryn has been paired with Jeffrey Ludlow who works as a Creative Director at 2×4 Madrid.
29th September 2016
TALK & SCREENING: THE COMMISSIONERS
Niccolò Montanari, co-founder of Berlin fashion Film Festival, is be hosting a series of panel discussions about creative video commissioning and collaboration. For the first session he has invited Kathryn, producer Shabana Mansuri and trans activist Charlie Craggs to discuss themes of gender, femininity and beauty in relation to the work commissioned and directed for Selfridges. Upcoming sessions include panels with the NOWNESS and It’s Nice That teams about their use of video.
KATHRYN JOINS GOOD EGG FOR UK REPRESENTATION
Kathryn has joined the roster of Good Egg for UK representation.
David’s Reviews piece about it.
31st May 2016
TALK: IT’S NICE THAT | NICER TUESDAYS
It’s Nice That have invited Kathryn to take part as a speaker at their upcoming Nicer Tuesdays event. She’ll be discussing her recent projects, how she uses fashion film as a vehicle for social change and her role as Selfridges’ Resident Film Director. Fellow speakers include Creative Director Erik Kessels, London based studio Builders Club and Bertie Brandes and Charlotte Roberts, founders of Mushpit.
Info & tickets here: http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/nicer-tuesdays-may-announcement-170516
Link to talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T3AgHnXbCM
25th May 2016
TALK: RIPOSTE PRESENTS… WOMEN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
Riposte magazine have begun hosting monthly panel discussions with female creatives at Bethnal Green Town Hall. The next instalment will focus on female film directors and their process. Kathryn has been asked to join the panel with fellow filmmakers Mollie Mills and Kieran Yates.
3rd May 2016
‘Incredible Machines’ the film that launched the EveryBODY campaign at Selfridges, has been awarded Video of the Day on VOTD.
19th April 2016
NEW FILM : INCREDIBLE MACHINES
Created to celebrate the launch of the Body Studio at Selfridges, this short film explores the unseen relationship five women have with their bodies and their undergarments. Featuring Michele Lamy, Sharmadean Reid MBE, Naomi Shimada, Charlie Craggs and Ruqsana Begum. Choreography by Wayne McGregor MBE.
6th April 2016
AWARDS: BUENOS AIRES FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2016
‘He,She,Me’ the film that launched the Agender campaign at Selfridges, has won two awards at this years Buenos Aires Fashion Film Awards. The film was awarded ‘Best Fashion Film 2016’ and ‘Best Music’.
NEW WORK: FRANCE IS IN THE AIR
Kathryn has created six fun and colourful commercial films for Air France, working with BETC and Rita films in Paris.
TALK & JURY: COPENHAGEN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Kathryn has been invited to give a talk at Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival with fellow director Matt Lambert. Their talk will cover themes of body, gender and identity within their work. Kathryn will also be part of the jury at this year's festival.
Q&A with Kathryn: http://copenhagenfashionfilm.dk/blog/
PRESS: ELLE MAGAZINE
ELLE interviewed Kathryn for their Work Spy feature.
8th December 2015
NEW FILM: SELFRIDGES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES
Kathryn directed twelve short videos to celebrate Christmas at Selfridges. These films were inspired by the Astrology theme taking place throughout the store. Selfridges released one video each day on Instagram in the run up to Christmas.
6th October 2015
TALK: BODY & STATUS AT THE TATE BRITAIN
Kathryn was invited by the Tate Collective to join a panel discussing the body, representation and status at the Tate Britain as part of their Late at Tate Programme.
STOP PLAY RECORD WORKSHOP & SCREENING AT ICA
The ICA invited Kathryn to come down to screen and discuss her work in relation to the film, music and fashion industries. The workshop was part of the STOP PLAY RECORD initiative that the ICA have been running all year with young filmmakers.
8th August 2015
NEW FILM: VOGUE VIDEO: EMMA WATSON CALLS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS
Kathryn was commissioned by Vogue Video and UN Women to create a short film featuring UN Ambassador and September issue cover girl Emma Watson. In the video Emma leads a discussion on gender equality with fashion designers Stella McCartney, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem Moralioglu and Bella Freud.
27th July 2015
TALK & SCREENING : MERCHANT CITY FESTIVAL, GLASGOW
Fashion Cultures - Glasgow Merchant City Festival
Fashion Cultures, the fashion strand of Glasgow's Merchant City Festival held a special screening of Kathryn's film series 'The Beauty Project' and invited her to take part in a Q&A with Mairi MacKenzie, a Research Fellow at Glasgow School of Art. The strand explored the politics of adornment and enhancement. The Beauty Project played daily throughout the festival.
27th July 2015
NEW FILMS: NIKE X I-D ACTION WOMEN SERIES
Kathryn was commissioned by Nike and i-D to create a short documentary film series focusing of women in sport in Russia and Turkey. She travelled to both countries to meet lots of young women changing sport and society. Athletes included Russian Adeline Sotnikova, the Olympic Champion figure Skater and Naz Aydemir Akyol, the Turkish national volleyball team setter.
Feature about the project here: http://www.calvertjournal.com/features/show/4353/action-women-female-generation-changing-sport-society-Russia-Middle-East
25th July 2015
TALK : DAZED FASHION FORUM - FEMALE FIRSTS
Kathryn was asked to join a panel discussion hosted by Susie Bubble that asked what role fashion film plays in critically reflecting on fashion and media practises, particularly films by female directors. Other panelists included Juliette Larthe from PrettyBird and Nancy Tilbury from Studio XO.
Dazed article about the event: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/25695/1/fashion-insiders-share-their-top-tips-for-success
30th June 2015
NEW FILM: SELFRIDGES STRENGTH SERIES
Kathryn commissioned a new Hot Air film series to celebrate Selfridges Strength fashion scheme. Directors Ruth Hogben and Elisha Smith-Leverock were asked to respond to the theme of Strength and Kathryn created a third response that featured new music talent Georgia, married with the powerful rhythm of an all-female dance crew. The films played in-store, online and in the Oxford Street windows.
6th June 2015
GUEST SPEAKER AT BERLIN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL
Kathryn was invited to Berlin to take part in a panel discussion about the future of fashion film at Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Interview here: http://www.berlinfashionfilmfestival.net/blog/2015/4/21/meet-the-speaker-kathryn-ferguson
4th May 2015
KATHRYN JOINS LA PAC
Kathryn has joined the roster of La Pac in Paris. She will be represented commercially by the production company.
30th April 2015
NEW FILM : SELFRIDGES WORK IT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES
Created to celebrate the launch of Hot Air, Selfridges' very own broadcasting channel, this short film examines the world of work, offering a look into how the way we work is changing, with an eye on the not too distant future.
AWARD: VIMEO STAFF PICK
‘He,She,Me’Dev Hynes and Neneh Cherry the film that launched the Agender campaign at Selfridges, has been awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick.
23rd March 2015
5TH FASHION IN FILM FESTIVAL PANEL DISCUSSION
19:00–20:30 Somerset House
Framing Fashion: From the Margins to the Centre
Kathryn will be joining a panel that will ask what role fashion films can play in critically reflecting on fashion and media practices.
Information and tickets http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/book-tickets/f03b2b68-7a2d-400f-a8a6-e4a959c6005f
13th March 2015
GUY BOURDIN Q&A AT SOMERSET HOUSE
The Fashion Research Network presents : Surfaces and Boundaries : The Legacy of Guy Bourdin
Photographer Guy Bourdin's influence and influences are examined in a series of talks and panel discussions. Kathryn will take part in a Q&A about Bourdin's Fashion Film archive chaired by Nathaniel Dafydd Beard. Information & tickets http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/documents/2015311224programme.pdf
13th March 2015
NEW YORK FASHION FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING
Kathryn’s film “Change is a Beautiful Thing” has been selected to screen at NYFFF. http://www.nyfff.com/
28th January 2015
NEW FILM : LAURA DOGGETT "OLD FACES" MUSIC VIDEO
12th March 2015
NEW FILM : SELFRIDGES AGENDER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES
With an exclusive sound track by Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry, a cast led by actor and model Hari Nef, and a performance choreographed by artist Ryan Heffington, our original film directed by Selfridges' Resident Film Director Kathryn Ferguson and Alex Turvey explores a visual response to the idea of Agender. http://www.selfridges.com/content/agender-film/?cm_re=Homepage-_-Slide1-_-AgenderCampaign
27th November 2014
GROUP SHOW "THERE'S A GOOD GIRL"
27th November 2014
Saatchi & Saatchi, London
Kathryn's "Rear Guard" film has been selected to be featured in the upcoming Saatchi & Saatchi "There's a Good Girl" exhibition. The show features some of the most innovative female artists working in London today; creatives who challenge and break the mould, free from commercial diktats.
Exhibition info http://saatchi.co.uk/en-gb/news/theres-a-good-girl/
Feature in The Independent http://ind.pn/1xVr30V
9th March 2015
SAATCHI & SAATCHI “THERE’S A GOOD GIRL” PANEL DISCUSSION
The Ivy Club from 7.30pm
“Do female creatives need to take charge of the portrayal of women in advertising?”
Following on from the THERE'S A GOOD GIRL exhibition, which showcased the work of 20 groundbreaking women creative and artists, TAGG are hosting an inspirational chat with 5 of the artists: Alison Jackson, Alison Carmichael, Kathryn Ferguson, Nancy Fouts, Rhea Thierstein. Chaired by Jo Wallace, Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi.
10th November 2014
APPOINTED RESIDENT FILM DIRECTOR & CONSULTANT AT SELFRIDGES
Kathryn will work closely with the existing creative and digital teams directing and commissioning all of the brand’s video content.