Kate McCartney is a writer/director, illustrator, animator and performer.
Her work as a comedy performer and writer has featured in Big Bite, Hamish and Andy and Time Of Our Lives and she has appeared in Offspring, Kath and Kim and Outland. Other production credits include Wakkaville, Li’l Larikkins, Dogstar, The Beach Crew, The Killer Elite and Happy Feet Two.
In 2006, Kate’s animated short The Astronomer was selected for screened nationally and internationally. It was nominated for an Australian Film Industry award in 2006, and won Best 2-D Animation at Animex, 2007.Top of Form
Kate was a senior writer for Sam Simmons’ Problems, and other credits include Adam Hills Tonight, Dirty Laundry Live, Spicks and Specks and ABC3’s Little Lunch and You’re Skitting Me.
In February 2015 McCartney and writing partner Kate McLennan’s original concept The Katering Show was released on YouTube, clocking up millions of views. In April 2016 the Kates returned with a fresh new season of the hit series premiering on ABC iView. To date, it has attracted over 4 million views and 60 000 subscribers.
With Kate McLennan, McCartney was the co-recipient of the 2011 Kit Denton Disfellowship for Bleak. Bleak originally launched in 2014 on YouTube before it was made into a TV pilot for ABC’s Comedy Showroom in 2016.
This year, Kate has directed The Edge of the Bush — a comedy from creator/writer and performer Anne Edmonds to air on ABC iView.