Communication graduate: Kate Dennis
Filmmaker and Emmy Award nominee
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Media Arts & Production)*
*The Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Media Arts & Production) is now known as the Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts & Production).
Stay true to yourselves and the stories you want to tell. Don’t be afraid to persist or take creative chances. There is nothing to be lost in putting your vision or taste on the line. But always be considerate of your collaborators. They are the ones working to make your vision a reality.
Kate Dennis is an Australian filmmaker, who has directed major television shows such as The Handmaid's Tale, Suits, GLOW, CSI: Cyber, Offspring and Rake.
Before she hit the big time in the US, Kate first earned her stripes as a clapper loader, focus puller and script supervisor on the sets of Australian classics such as Babe and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. She then worked her way up in the film industry and began directing television series in Australia and then the US. In 2017, Kate earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for The Handmaid's Tale.
Alongside her Emmy nomination, Kate was awarded the Create NSW Annette Kellerman Award, which honours trailblazing women in Hollywood.