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Kathleen Hepburn


Kathleen Hepburn earned a BFA in Film production from Simon Fraser university, and went on to get a Masters degree in creative writing at the University of Guelph. She is a 2014 alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Writers’ Lab. Her work usually focuses on landscape and the natural world not just as backdrops to her stories but as a protagonists in them. Her short films have screened at festivals in Canada, the United States and South America. In 2017 Hepburn took home the Sea to Sky Award at the 36th annual Vancouver Film Festival for her feature Never Steady, Never Still. The award recognizes the work of a female key creative on a British Columbia-produced feature or short film and includes a $20,000 prize from Telus. She also won the B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award, which comes with a $7,500 cash prize sponsored by the Union of B.C. Performers/ACTRA and a $10,000 equipment credit from William F. White; as well as the Emerging Canadian Director Award and $2,000 from the Directors’ Guild of Canada. Kathleen Hepburn is the co-founder of Glass Curtain Pictures and co-wrote and co-directed the 2019 feature The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. We listed her credits as a Director first.