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.
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.
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
Promo News: <http://www.promonews.tv/videos/2018/10/12/sisterhood-anthem-ooh-child-kathryn-ferguson
A Shaded View on Fashion: https://ashadedviewonfashion.com/2018/10/10/girls-who-code-anthem-film-launch-international-day-of-the-girl/>
Kathryn has joined the roster at Motherland. She will be represented commercially by the production company in Ireland.
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.
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.
New beauty film for Biotherm Homme
Excited to announce that Taking The Waters will have it’s world premiere at Sheffield Doc Festival this June.
Tickets available below
Kathryn was interviewed by LBBOnline about her work on the Repeal the 8th film “25 Annoying Things” for Amnesty International.
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” to launch on Feb 19th featuring Mykki Blanco and Holly Blakey, Gareth Pugh.
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
“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/
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.
“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.
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.
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
S/S17 TVC for Coppel.
Produced by Story/Believe
‘Incredible Machines’ the film that launched the EveryBODY campaign at Selfridges, has been awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick.
New Dove TVC commissioned by Ogilvy.
Kathryn has joined the roster at Believe. She will be represented commercially by the production company in the US and Canada.
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:
Shot’s recently interviewed Kathryn for their Director’s Profile section in the magazine.
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.
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 has joined the roster of Good Egg for UK representation.
David’s Reviews piece about it.
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
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.
‘Incredible Machines’ the film that launched the EveryBODY campaign at Selfridges, has been awarded Video of the Day on VOTD.
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.
‘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’.
Kathryn has created six fun and colourful commercial films for Air France, working with BETC and Rita films in Paris.
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/
ELLE interviewed Kathryn for their Work Spy feature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Kathryn has joined the roster of La Pac in Paris. She will be represented commercially by the production company.
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.
‘He,She,Me’Dev Hynes and Neneh Cherry the film that launched the Agender campaign at Selfridges, has been awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick.
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
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
Kathryn’s film “Change is a Beautiful Thing” has been selected to screen at NYFFF. http://www.nyfff.com/
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
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.
More info on Promo News
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
Kathryn will work closely with the existing creative and digital teams directing and commissioning all of the brand’s video content.