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Photos:
Aeric Meredith-Goujon

Kate Phelan started working on movies in the ‘90s crewing on such films as KIDS and HAPPINESS. She gaffed the Sundance winner GIRLFIGHT directed by Karyn Kusama and sleeper hit PIECES OF APRIL. She also gaffed for indie film legend, John Sayles (SUNSHINE STATE).

In 2004 Kate moved from the lighting department to director of photography. She lensed the first season of TOSH.O and the Emmy nominated web series HONESTY both for Comedy Central. She’s shot promos for CBS, VH1, TBS, Nickelodeon and E! as well as a number of pilots. Feature film FALL TO RISE screened at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Film series in 2015. Kate occasionally operates on tv shows including ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and MADAM SECRETARY. She continues to shoot promos and commercials, her recent clients include TBS, Food Network and Amazon.