My conversation with Katherine Brooks

On the latest episode of MetaCreative Radio, I have the honor and pleasure of interviewing the successful independent filmmaker, Katherine Brooks.


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Mini biography

Katherine Brooks was raised in a small town in Louisiana. She left home at an early age to move to Los Angeles. Her father was a Real Estate Broker and her mother, a housewife.

She has an extensive list of film and television credits. She has directed three seasons of the Emmy-Award winning show, The Osbournes, the highly acclaimed show Newlyweds, starring Jessica Simpson, and MTV's groundbreaking The Real World. Katherine also directed and produced The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and the controversial pilot for FOX, Coming Out. She recently helmed He's A Lady for TBS, Town Haul for TLC, MTV's There and Back and the new season of Meet the Barkers with Blink182 drummer Travis Barker.

Now focusing on her film work, Brooks has garnered dozens of awards including The Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Italian Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Chicago Film Festival. Her films have played at over 100 festivals around the world and she gained critical praise for her short films, Finding Kate and Dear Emily. Dear Emily can be seen on the compilation DVD entitled Watching You.

The recent debut of her first feature film, Loving Annabelle, is a story about a Catholic schoolteacher who falls in love with her student. Written and directed by Brooks, the movie made its premier at the prestigious Cinequest Film Festival in 2006. The movie stars Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry and Academy Award Nominee/Golden Globe recipient, Kevin McCarthy, and won several awards.

Currently, Katherine is writing her next feature Waking Madison, a story that takes place in her home town of New Orleans and Los Angeles. Her cult following on MySpace has also garnered many fans due to her inspirational blogs that promote a refreshing outlook on life.

Katherine Brooks with Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey