Kate Melia

Kate Melia

Actor, Art Director, Production Designer and Screenwriter

Seattle, Washington

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November 2019
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About Kate

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, I came into Production Design by way Interior Design. After a lifetime involved with theater and film, and fifteen years designing homes, Production Design was the natural marriage of My Two Loves: Film and Design. While my acting background allows me to instinctively know how an actor will move through a space, my design background enables me to predict what the director and cinematographer are trying to achieve aesthetically.

Setting the scene and mood is thrilling to me, but when I'm not designing sets, I'm writing screenplays. As a theater/journalism major in college, I have always come back to my writing. Storytelling is visual. From the page, we see it all play out in our mind's eye: the nuanced characters, the all-encompassing ambience, the action, struggle, and triumph. Creating worlds on the page is second nature.
Nominated for multiple writing awards, I have three feature screenplays available: INTO DARKNESS, LOVE IN ABSENTIA and THE CROSSING (see Logline posts).

I'm currently working as a Production Designer on projects in Los Angeles, Seattle and San Jose.

Unique traits: Daughter of a Rocket Scientist



  • LOVE IN ABSENTIA (Feature Length Version)

    LOVE IN ABSENTIA (Feature Length Version) Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Romance An agoraphobic artist goes missing, leaving behind her masterpiece and a trail of new admirers. 


    INTO DARKNESS Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Crime A family is torn apart and a California city erupts in violence when two amateur criminals kidnap the heir to a 1930s department store.



  • Cinequest: Screenwriting Competition Quarter Finalist for DARKEST HOUR (aka INTO DARKNESS)

  • Action on Film: "Best Feature Screenplay" (nomination) for DARKEST HOUR (aka: INTO DARKNESS)

  • Action on Film: "Best Period Feature Screenplay" (nomination) for DARKEST HOUR (aka: INTO DARKNESS)

  • CreaTV: Best Cinematography award for LOVE IN ABSENTIA (short)


  • Columbia College Chicago

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