Kat Cole is a Bay Area artist working within independent filmmaking and contemporary dancetheater as a director and producer. She holds an MFA in Film from California College of the Arts and was a fellow with the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.
She is the Associate Producer for From Baghdad to The Bay, which won the jury prize of Best Documentary at Cinequest 2018 and Best Film at OUTShine Film Festival. Recent film projects include producing short films by Chris Mason Johnson and by Dana Genshaft, and line producing the San Francisco Dance Film Festival's Co-Laboratory Program. She works as an Associate Producer for Telling Pictures, Inc. with Academy and Emmy award-winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.
She co-founded and co-directs the IZZIE-nominated detour dance as well as the annual Tiny Dance Film Festival. detour dance's short films have been screened across the globe and the company has received funding from The San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, SF Weekly's Masterminds Competition, the CA$H grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Horizons Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission and the Queer Cultural Center.
She has been a guest lecturer and choreographer at the University of San Francisco and her writing has been published in InDance.