Kate McCartney

Kate McCartney

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. Kate was a senior writer for Sam Simmons’ Problems, and further writing credits include Adam Hills Tonight, Dirty Laundry Live, Spicks and Specks and ABC3’s Little Lunch and You’re Skitting Me. She has appeared in Offspring and ABC series Outland.

Kate’s writing has been published in Penguin’s Thanks For The Mammaries and Penguin/Random House’s Women of Letters: Between Us.

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.

In 2015, Kate McCartney and writing partner Kate McLennan’s original concept The Katering Show was released on YouTube, clocking up millions of views. In 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, Kate 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.

Kate was the director of ABC hit comedy The Edge Of The Bush — a series created by writer and performer Anne Edmonds. Most recently she directed the Mandy McElhinney, Wayne Blair & Jenna Owen storyline in ABC TV’s series Squinters.

In 2017, Kate teamed up with Kate McLennan again for their new full-length ABC series titled Get Krack!n, where they set their satirical sights on the world of breakfast television. The Kates will return with a second season of Get Krack!n to air on the ABC in 2019.

Kate McCartney

Awards

AWGIE Award for Drama or Comedy, Other Form (Winner) – The Katering Show, AWG 2015
Courage and Excellence in Performance Writing (Winner) – Bleak, Kit Denton Disfellowship 2012

 

Writer

GET KRACK!N (Series 2)
Dir: Hayden Guppy, Get Krack!n Series Two Pty Ltd 2018
GET KRACK!N (Series 1)
Dir: Hayden Guppy, Get Krack!n Series One Pty Ltd 2017
THE KATERING SHOW (Series 1 & 2)
Dir: Kate McCartney & Kate McLennan, Katering Productions 2015-2016
COMEDY SHOWROOM: BLEAK (Short)
Dir: Kate McCartney, ABC TV 2016
THE DEEP (Series 1)
Dir: Trent Carlson, DHX Media 2016
LITTLE LUNCH (Series 1)
Dir: Tim Bartley, Gristmill 2015
DIRTY LAUNDRY LIVE (Series 2)
Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2014
BLEAK: THE WEB SERIES
Lead Balloon Productions / Princess Pictures 2014
YOU’RE SKITTING ME (Series 2)
Dir: Dave Cartel & David Swann, Jigsaw Entertainment Pty Ltd 2013
ADAM HILLS TONIGHT (Series 3)
Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2013
THE TIME OF OUR LIVES (Series 1)
Dir: Chris Noonan, ABC TV 2013
PROBLEMS
Dir: Trent O’Donnell, Guesswork Television 2012
THE ASTRONOMER (Short)
Dir: Kate McCartney, 2006
HAMISH & ANDY
Dir: Jon Olb & Matthew Saville, 7 Network 2004
BIG BITE
Dir: Various, 7 Network 2003-2004

 

Television

GET KRACK!N (Series 2)
Role: Co-Host. Dir: Hayden Guppy, Get Krack!n Series Two Pty Ltd 2018
TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY (Series 2)
Role: Constable Hart. Dir: Various. True Story Season 2 Pty Ltd 2018
ABC NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017
Guest. ABC TV 2017
HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? (Series 5)
Guest Quizmaster. Working Dog 2017
SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL (Series 7)
Guest. ABC TV 2017
GET KRACK!N (Series 1)
Co-Host. Dir: Hayden Guppy, Get Krack!n Series One Pty Ltd 2017
THE KATERING SHOW (Series 1 & 2)
Co-Host. Dir: Kate McCartney & Kate McLennan, Katering Productions 2015-2016
OFFSPRING (Series 6)
Role: Bianca Beaufort. Dir: Shannon Murphy, Southern Star 2016
SLUMBER PARTY
Guest. Dir: Michael Rucker, 2016
COMEDY SHOWROOM: BLEAK (Short)
Role: Nina. Dir: Kate McCartney, ABC TV 2016
THE TIME OF OUR LIVES (Series 1)
Role: Tracey Mancred. Dir: Chris Noonan, ABC TV 2013
PROBLEMS
Role: ‘Awww’ Woman. Dir: Trent O’Donnell, Guesswork Television 2012
OUTLAND
Role: Jade. Dir: Kevin Carlin, ABC TV 2012
EVERYMAN (Short)
Role: Linda. Dir: Charlie Clausen, 2011
HAMISH & ANDY
Role: Various. Dir: Jon Olb & Matthew Saville, 7 Network 2004
BIG BITE
Role: Various. Dir: Various, 7 Network 2003-2004

 

Director

SQUINTERS
Jungle FTV 2018
THE EDGE OF THE BUSH
Guesswork Television 2017
THE KATERING SHOW (Series 1 & 2)
Katering Productions 2015-2016
COMEDY SHOWROOM: BLEAK (Short)
ABC TV 2016
BLEAK: THE WEB SERIES
Lead Balloon Productions / Princess Pictures 2014
THE ASTRONOMER (Short)
2006

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