Regarded as one of the region’s leading filmmakers, Kat Tatlock has written, produced, and directed dozens of award-winning dramatic and documentary films and videos for leading clients in a variety of markets, including many educational programs on health matters. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Sorbonne, Kat earned a Masters in Film at Boston University where she created her first documentary, “Pista – The Many Faces of Stephen Deutch,” an award-winning portrait of her photographer/sculptor father. Broadcast and screened in multiple venues, the film helped win her a coveted invitation to the Sundance Institute, where she developed her first feature screenplay under the guidance of leading filmmakers and actors. A champion of independent filmmaking, Kat served as the founding Vice President of Women in Film & Video New England. Her awards include the New England Emmy, Cine Golden Eagle, ITVA Gold, Telly, American Film, New England Film, EFLA, Mercury, and a citation from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for “Jailbrake: A Day on the Other Side,” a significant juvenile crime-deterrent program distributed to high schools throughout Massachusetts.
From 1998 to 2002, Kat served as senior writer/producer/director and Video Department Director at Health Dialog, Inc. in Boston, interviewing patients and physicians and collaborating with ranking medical professionals to create evidence-based videos and brochures on a variety of health topics. Among her other health-oriented productions are “Janey Junkfood’s Fresh Adventure,” a television health special for kids sponsored by the Harvard Community Health Plan Foundation and WLVI-TV, which won a New England Emmy, and ”Fit for Fun,” a kids’ fitness video supported by a complete educational program, as was “Taking Care: Easing the Role of the Family Caregiver,” sponsored by Aid Association for Lutherans and edited by The Kasia Project editor, Julia Eddy. In 2005 she won two Telly Awards for “Promising Artists: The Stephen D. Paine Fellowship,” a film sponsored by the Boston Art Dealers Association and distributed in DVD to art schools and museums in the Boston area to raise awareness about the program and garner funds. In recent years, Kat co-wrote two six-hour public television series produced in the Netherlands and Boston, “Water – The Drop of Life,” and “A Dollar A Day,” distributed worldwide with outreach supported by the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C.
One of Kat’s most delightful recent projects has been directing “11 Central Ave,” an innovative, incisive and edgy 3 1/2 minute radio “comicstrip” that has been running on NPR stations across the US for over a year. Working with producer/writer Sue Shepherd and the finest comic talent in the community, the show has received rave reviews and has won many top industry awards.
From 2004 to 2009, Kat has worked as writer/producer/director of The Kasia Project “Choosing Your Life: An Ovarian Cancer Journey”” spans eight years of Dr. Kasia Clark’s life as a cancer survivor. Combining her artistry with carefully-honed content, Kat wants Kasia’s story to reflect a total human experience that will enlighten, influence, and entertain both the medical community and general audiences. While editing the pilot, Kat is working with the Project’s fiscal sponsor, Filmmakers Collaborative, to realize The Kasia Project objectives and raise funds for the series.