Katherine Blakeney

Katherine Blakeney

Actor, Animator, Art Director, Author, Concept Artist, Costume Designer, Director, Film/theatre Journalist, Filmmaker, Illustrator, Model Maker, Photographer (Still), Puppeteer, Screenwriter, Set Designer, Translator, Visual Effects Artist and Voice Artist

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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May 2014
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About Katherine

I am an independent stop motion animator, filmmaker and author. I write, direct, design, and animate short films and commissioned projects in my studio in Edinburgh, Scotland. My debut novel, Digging in the Stars, is forthcoming March 28, 2017 with Blaze Publishing.

I have a BFA (Honours) in Stop Motion Animation from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MSc (Distinction) in Film Studies from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. I am currently studying for a PhD in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh, writing my thesis on silent film adaptations of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Gothic novels, with a special emphasis on psychological and aesthetic representations of the Monster figure.

I have been employed as an animator, screenwriter, modelmaker and art director for studios in Edinburgh, South Korea and Qatar and have worked for more than 10 years as photographer and videographer for the South Asasif Conservation Project, an archaeological expedition in Egypt. I have produced commissioned projects for IdeasTap in London, the Arts Trust Scotland and the British Library. My short films have won competitions and screened at various international festivals.

Unique traits: I am a passionate admirer of Silent Era cinema, especially films influenced by German Expressionism.

Credits

  • A Modern Ozymandias

    A Modern Ozymandias (2014)
    Film (short) by IdeasTap Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • The Burglar With the Yellow Hand

    The Burglar With the Yellow Hand (2014)
    Film (short) by Arts Trust Scotland and IdeasTap Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • The Great Library Robbery

    The Great Library Robbery (2013)
    Film (short) by The British Library and IdeasTap Director, Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • A Thousand Slimy Things and I

    A Thousand Slimy Things and I (2012)
    Film (short) Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • The Dreams of Kings

    The Dreams of Kings (2010)
    Film (short) by School of Visual Arts Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • King Richard and the Apple

    King Richard and the Apple (2009)
    Film (short) by School of Visual Arts Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • Shakespeare, Marlowe, and the Tree Nymph

    Shakespeare, Marlowe, and the Tree Nymph (2008)
    Film (short) by School of Visual Arts Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • Stone Egg: Traditional Myth from the Isle of Ciris

    Stone Egg: Traditional Myth from the Isle of Ciris (2007)
    Film (short) by School of Visual Arts Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

  • How To Make Powdered Sugar

    How To Make Powdered Sugar (2006)
    Film (short) by School of Visual Arts Director, Animator, Writer, Designer

Awards

  • IdeasTap Ideas Fund Innovators Award
    (2014)

  • IdeasTap Ideas Fund Innovators Award
    (2013)

  • Longlist, IdeasFund Shorts: Script Brief
    (2013)

  • Arts Trust Scotland Grant
    (2013)

  • Runner-up, The Sound Edit Brief
    (2013)

  • Finalist, Cascade Writers' Couch Pitching Experience
    (2013)

  • Alumni Society Scholarship Award , School of Visual Arts
    (2010)

Education

  • School of Visual Arts
    (2012-2015)

  • University of Edinburgh
    (2012-2015)

  • LaGuardia High School for Visual and Performing Arts
    (2012-2015)

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