Looking for ACTION!
This summer why not add scouting the market for Oscar winners and porn stars to your activity list? Apparently this is not too far reaching, as Ottawa is considered to be a hidden gem for filmmakers and the excitement is only just starting to build here i
spirit here. We’ve always been underdogs so we have to dream and think big.
OAH: What are the challenges you face working within this industry here in Ottawa?
KATIE: Finding work and being competitive in the freelance market. I’ve been lucky partly because of the value of my skill sets. I was a producer so I can handle elements of preproduction, field producing and post. I also write and direct.
OAH: What are the components of a really great film?
KATIE: Powerful music, striking visuals, a great story and stellar performances help, but it’s how all of these elements come together that makes the magic happen. There’s no one formula or subject or ingredient. It’s comes down to the way you connect with what you’re watching.
OAH: What has been your most memorable experience to date?
KATIE: Making my feature film, Posers. It was my first big budget feature with stars, including Adam Beach and Jessica Paré. It was a crazy film schedule and we worked 18-hour days. The experience was intense and exciting. I’m glad I had the chance to make a movie.