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Kate HampelKate is a senior edit director with a successful primetime track record for Netflix, Channel 4, BBC, ITV1, Five, Sky 1, CNN, National Geographic and Discovery channels working across a number of genres including observational documentaries, drama docs and specialist factual programs.

She draws on many years’ experience as a producer-director telling emotionally charged character-based stories with a small crew or self-shooting, but has also produced and directed larger teams to produce visually glossy productions.

Kate got first break as a TV writer-director with a SBS commission about a vampire heavy metal band Hear No Evil an "engaging cinema verite style documentary about the world of young dreams and extremes”.

Her writing and directing highlights include Long Shadows: Stories from a Jewish Home, which screened in a number of international film festivals, the award winning series Child in a Million, the RTS nominated series of Don’t Tell the Bride, and critically successful Tough Young Teachers.

More recently Kate has devoted her expertise to working in the edit as a senior edit director. This role includes designing new formats, troubleshooting challenging edits and producing storylines in the field for long form documentary series. She has experience working with US networks on new series, and UK broadcasters on complex large scale productions.