KATE MELVILLE (Writer, Director, Producer) is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter making her directorial debut with PICTURE DAY. Kate’s writing credits include the feature film AFTER THE BALL (Capri/Don Carmody Prods.) and the television series ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America/Space), REMEDY (Global), DEGRASSI (MuchMusic/TeenNick), ENDGAME (Showcase), BEING ERICA (CBC), NORTHERN TOWN (CBC), REGENESIS (TMN) and the adaptation of Timothy Findley’s play ELIZABETH REX (CBC). The screenplay for PICTURE DAY took second place in the 2004 Final Draft Screenwriting Competition, out of 3,000 scripts worldwide.
Kate’s first play, I HATE YOU ON MONDAYS premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto, and has since been produced across North America and published in Perogatives: Contemporary Plays by Women. Her second play HOMING PIGEONS premiered at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and was subsequently adapted for CBC Radio. Kate was playwright-in-residence at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, and has participated in script development workshops at the Banff Centre for the Arts and CanStage.
As a script consultant, Kate has worked on feature films, television movies and series for Telefilm Canada, The Movie Network, Showcase Television, Astral Media/The Harold Greenberg Fund, and production companies including Rhombus Media, Back Alley Films, Savi Media, Conquering Lion, Sienna Films, Hungry Eyes/Film Food, Triptych Media and Sarrazin Couture Entertainment.
Kate holds a B.F.A. in Cinema Production from Concordia University in Montreal.