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 and she also appeared in Kath and Kim and Outland. In February 2015, McCartney and writing partner Kate McLennan’s original concept The Katering Show was released on YouTube. To date, it has attracted over 4 million views and 60,000 subscribers.
Kate was also a senior writer for Sam Simmons’ Problems, and other credits include Adam Hills Tonight, Dirty Laundry Live, Spicks and Specks and ABC3’s Little Lunch and You’re Skitting Me.
With Kate McLennan, McCartney was the co-recipient of the 2011 Kit Denton Disfellowship for Bleak. The Bleak TV concept is currently in development with the ABC. Kate’s production credits include Wakkaville, Li’l Larikkins, Dogstar, The Beach Crew, The Killer Elite and Happy Feet Two. 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.