Kate Cheeseman is a multi-award winning director whose latest film What Happened to Evie touches on the important subject of sexual assault. This topical film stars Olivier winner Michael Jibson (Les Miserable, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Sian Reeves (Mount Pleasant, Emmerdale) and newcomer Bessie Coates. The film has already been selected for numerous high profile film festivals and premiered at the prestigious Cannes Short Film Corner.
In this multi-stranded thriller a girl’s splintered memories of a sexual assault are gradually revealed.
Director Kate Cheeseman won a BAFTA, the Prix Danube Jury Prize and several other prizes and nominations for her outstanding work on the popular series Pig Heart Boy. She also won an RTS and a BMA medal for other productions. Her previous film Love Somehow, a 30-minute film about Dylan Thomas’ wife Caitlin, which won 8 awards including best director, best performance, best music and best screenplay.
Kate is also working on an animated opera about The Futurists which is in post-production and her previous short thriller Roadkiller starring Phil Davis, screened at festivals around the world. Now, this talented director is developing several features and will be directing on the award winning series of Call the Midwife.
What Happened to Evie premiered at Cannes Short Film corner, winning the Best Short Directed by a Woman Award by the Papaya Film Fund and screened at Galway Film Fleadh this July and won the ‘Best International Short Fiction’ award
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