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Katie Hogan


Personal Brief

Katie is a film blogger, writer and filmmaker

Having been obsessed with film since a young age, Katie went on to study Film and TV production at Hertfordshire University graduating with first class honours and winning The Kubrick Prize for Fiction for her graduate film, Space Detective. She has worked across the film and television industry as a freelancer but settled into administration working for companies as such as Arts Alliance Media and Voltage TV. She recently worked for Creative Skillset as part of the Trainee Finder team, a scheme that aimed to help those starting out in the industry find placements in feature films and high-end TV dramas shooting across the UK.

She has been writing her film centric blog, She Likes Movies, since 2011 and has written for Flamingo Magazine, Curzon Film Blog, collaborates with Park Circus and regularly contributes to VultureHound magazine. Last year Katie participated in Cinema Forever’s programming course where she was part of a group who programmed a film season around the theme of children’s perspective at Deptford Community Cinema.

As well as writing about film, Katie is a filmmaker. Currently in postproduction on a short, Late Nights at the Movies, which she wrote and co-directed.

Artists on your radar, shout them out!

Music wise, Karen O is always on my radar, she recently was part of artistic triangle with fashion designer Kenzo and film director Ana Lily Amirpour for Yo! My Saint – can’t stop listening to this song.

Sandra Dieckmann with her beautiful illustrations and Estelle Morris and her fantastic pop culture designs on Etsy are checked all the time for what’s new.

I have been trying to follow the zine scene, discovered Grrrl Zine at a Creative Hub event last month and loved what they do. Filmme Fatale film zine, hailing from Australia, is something I’ve been obsessing about all year! And I can never resist the uncompromisable Little White Lies.

So many filmmakers and so little time, but right now its Wes Anderson, Greta Gerwig, Nora Towmay and the BFI season Girlfriends, which I really enjoyed.

Which is your number one location - and what's it best for?

Hollyhock Café in Richmond, its in the middle of Terrace Gardens and is beautiful no matter what the season is. My friend and I, its one of our favourite places to go, we can sit for hours chatting. It’s also perfect for dog spotting, as it seems to be a haven for dog owners.

'Getting creative', what's it all about?

It’s thinking outside the box then making your own box. Being creative is doing something you love and being proud of what you’ve done.

Your Life, Right Now - what's the soundtrack?

Placebo and No Doubt. Also can’t stop listening to ‘Cool Rider’ from Grease 2 thanks to some friends of mine who are obsessed with that film!

What is your idea of a jolly good time?

Going to the cinema for a special event, whether it’s a sing along/quote along at Prince Charles Cinema or taking in the latest on offer at BFI, a film with coffee and a doughnut is always welcome, followed by a dinner at a restaurant or heading over for The Frenchie burger at Southbank Centre Food Market.

What happened the last time you were a complete disgrace?

I believe I was dressed as a ventriloquist dummy, that’s as far as I remember.

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