werner herzog and Kate Lefoe discussing the edit
werner herzog and Kate Lefoe discussing the edit winning sydney road film festival Kate Lefoe and Zoe Kleeborn at Flickerfest kate Lefoe at Mimo kino in Bal Melbourne International Film Festival Directors Kate Lefoe at MIFF

October 2019

  • Over in Bali to screen LENA at the Minikino Bali International Film Festival and to spend 3 weeks writing Wicked Women.

June 2019

  • Have spent the last 3 months on a Moreland Council Writers Residency Program at the gorgeous Siteworkx developing my long form project WICKED WOMEN. A room of one’s own to work is amazing

March 2019

  • Excited and nervous to be one of the 6 finalists pitching our project VESTIGE at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival‘s inaugural Pitching Competition, in the running for $10K for make the short!

February 2019

  • Finish all the post production on my Peruvian documentary LENA! Now to start on festival submissions and a trailer!

January 2019

  • Directed a short coming of age film CHICKEN in the bush over the long weekend.

October 2018

  • Have spent the last few months working with high schools, students and alumni to organise a series of animation workshops for senior students at the Victorian College of the Arts

July 2018

  • Continuing research for my feature with interviews in Sydney with my real life protagonists old lovers and friends.

June 2018

  • Have spent an incredible month on a Writers Retreat in Bali developing my feature film script Wicked Women
  • Delighted to release SOMERSAULT PIKE as a VIMEO STAFF PICK! More than 30K views and climbing! Watch it on my Vimeo channel
  • Read my film diary about the process of making a film in the Amazon jungle under the guidance of Werner Herzog on the FilmVic Newsletter

May 2018

  • Off to the Amazonian jungle in Peru to make a short film while being mentored by Werner Herzog! (Yes, really!) Read more about the Black Factory Cinema Program or follow along on FaceBook. Special thanks to Film Victoria for their support to attend!

April 2018

March 2018

  • Somersault Pike wins Best off Screen Talent at the Reel Good Film Festival in Melbourne for it’s Sound Design! Congrats to Sound Designer Livia Ruzic, additional Sound and mix by Ant Bohun.

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

  • Visited Bali to attend the Reel Oz Indonesian Film Festival where Somersault Pike received a special mention. It’s currently on tour all over Indonesia with the festival.

September 2017

  • Super excited to have started a professional mentorship program with the incredible film and TV director Glendyn Ivin (The Last Ride, Puberty Blues, 7 types of Ambiguity and much more). Last week I got to sit in the edit suite with him and his cinematographer as they worked through the final day of the colour grade for the new TV Miniseries Safe Harbour. Yesterday, I was an attachment on a commercial shoot for Beyond Blue where I had the opportunity to see a commercial being made. Glendyn is a fantastic mentor articulate, knowledgeable and generous. I’m learning so much.
  • Attended the Canberra Short Film Festival where Somersault Pike won Best Editing Award!

August 2017

  • Somersault Pike screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and I attended the Accelerator Program. It was 5 intense days of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking events on the business and creative aspects of the film industry, focused on making the transition to feature film making. It was a dream come true!

July 2017

  • I was selected to participate in the Midsumma Future Artist program, a nine-month development and mentoring program, that brings together a diverse range of emerging cultural practitioners, creating a unique space for the intersection of ideas and modes of practice. Artists come from a variety of disciplines – including dance, visual art, film, theatre, drag and design. We meet for an intense one day workshop once a month there is always a fantastic selection of interesting artists who speak to us about their practice, and I always leave feeling inspired both from the guest speakers and my fellow future artists.

June 2017

  • Our comedy web series Twingers: The Ginger Conspiracy is Shortlisted for Screen Australia Hot Shots Program with writers Meegan May and Lauren Anderson, and producer Hayley Adams!
  • Twingers wins Platinum Sponsorship from Savage Rentals – $5000 of lighting and gripping gear!

June 2016

  • Ciao! Arrived in Bologna, Italy for the International Filmmaking Academy Program for three weeks, with world renown directors Danis Tanovic and Claudia Llosa. Excited to meet film students from all over the world and discover new ways of filmmaking together. Special thanks to Moreland Council for the grant to support my attendance.

May 2016

  • My VCA graduate film Somersault Pike is complete! Colour graded, sound mixed and submitted for assessment to the Victorian College of the Arts. I’m very proud of this film. I’m looking forward to sharing it at the VCA Graduation screenings at ACMI inDecember 2016.

March 2016

  • Spending my days editing Somersault Pike at the VCA and the evenings watching fabulous films at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Together with fellow VCA graduate Lauren Anderson, ran the Queer Filmmakers Master class, sponsored by the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. A great hands on day teaching a group of 15 people the basics of filmmaking.

February 2016

  • Shot Somersault Pike over four days at the gorgeous Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. With an amazing cast and crew, the shoot was a dream come true!

January 2016

  • After several months of uncertainty, I have re-cast Somersault Pike with a talented young diver from Brisbane, Mary Holgate. We’re all set to shoot in February. Keep your fingers crossed!

October 2015

  • My VCA short film Plunge was awarded Best Student Film at the Melbourne Fringe Festival! Best birthday present ever.


  • Devastating news that my VCA graduation shoot Somersault Pike had to be cancelled because of casting issues. There are a very small pool of young women able to dive off the ten metre platform who can afford to miss a few days of training during the competitive season.

August 2015

  • Neck-deep in pre-production for my graduation film, Somersault Pike. The short film is about a young, elite diver struggling with the pressure of mastering a new dive. I’m incredibly fortunate to have secured some financial support from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant and the Victorian College of the Arts Jim Marks Scholarship to fund my film.

May 2015

  • My latest short film Plunge has been doing the festival rounds, with more than a dozen screenings in Australia, the USA, Europe, Asia and South America. So exciting! Some highlights along the way have included being part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Sydney Queer Film Festival and the St Kilda Film Festival.

April 2015

  • My latest documentary,Age, Height, Education,has started it’s festival run with screenings in China and the USA. The film was a finalist in the Phoenix Documentary awards in Beijing, and recently awarded a Best Youth film at the Trans Pacific University Students Documentary Competition in 2015. You can read more about the intense two week shoot in the blog post I wrote.

March 2015

  • Ran the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) Script to Screen: VCA Film Workshop. Participants learned about the practical side of filmmaking, from preparing to shoot your film to running a film set. Read my blog post about it on the MQFF website.

February 2015

  • As part of the MQFF selection panel, I spent hours and hours watching queer short films. Luckily, this is one of my favourite things to do! Read this blog post for the behind the scene scoop on how it works.