Kathryn has worked in the televison/film industry for 20 years. She has significant television writing credits and has developed numerous television series for New Zealand’s major production companies. She recently wrote the multi-award winning animated short film "Shelved " and currently has 4 feature film scripts in development. In addition to writing she teaches her own screenwriting and creativity workshops and works as a Script Consultant/Assessor. She produced her first play Mike & Virginia (co-written Nick Ward) in 2011 as part of the Comedy Festival and it was subsequently produced in Wellington at Circa Theatre (2013.)
SWANZ - Best Play - Mike & Virginia (with Nick Ward) (2012), KFM Inaugural Short Story Competition (2004) – Winner, AFTA for Best Drama Script (with Paula Boock) for “The Strip.” (2003), Qantas Media Award (Best Human Relations Column 1998)
Shelved (Winner - Best Animated Short - NY International Film Festival) - Writer. The Devil’s Rock (Feature) – Story Editor. Dean Spanley (Feature) - Script Consultant. Love Birds (Feature) – Story Editor. The Ferryman (Feature) - Script Editor. Poppy (Animated Short) - Story Editor.
Mike & Virginia - Producer/Playwright,(Stamp 2011, Circa 2013), Bowled Over (ATC 2013) - Playwright, Girls Gotta Eat – Writer.
Television: The Cult - (prime time drama) - Co-Creator, Amazing Extraordinary Friends - (children's comedy) - Writer, The Strip - (prime time drama) - Writer, Holly’s Heroes - (children's drama) - Writer, The Lost Children - (children's drama) - Writer, Street Legal - (prime time drama) - Writer.
Name: Kathryn Burnett
Lives in: Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Other