Kat Keene grew up in the woods of North Carolina making up stories. Today, she’s in the belly of Brooklyn directing documentary and branded content and developing scripted narratives for film and television.
Kat began as a video journalist at the Washington Post at 19, shot and produced MTV’s Teen Mom at 21, and directed her first documentary series for Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Networks at 23.
In 2014, Kat directed The Explorers Project, a series of documentary spots for National Geographic Society sponsored by Nikon. Kat traveled to a dozen destinations — the sands of the Sahara, the wildlife reserves of Kenya, the clear waters of Bermuda, and beyond — to uncover and frame the deepest insights of leading scientists, artists, activists and thinkers around the world.
Her recent brand work includes films for Bank of America and Special Olympics, Lincoln Motors, Huggies, Facebook, Kleenex, Motrin, and the Wall Street Journal. Other notable clients over the years are Vanity Fair, The Guardian, NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and HBO.