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PRESS

"Very funny” - PAUL FEIG (BRIDESMAIDS), ON SHORT “SMEAR”

“A huge comedy voice in the years to come” - BEN BOYER (PREVIOUS COMMISSIONING EDITOR AT SKY COMEDY)

“Directors Ben Taylor and then Kate Herron craft rhythms in which a lewd-and-breezy joke about a boner or pubic grooming can lull you into easy laughter just in time for something emotionally devastating or impossibly sweet.” - - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, ON NETFLIX ORIGINAL TV-SERIES "SEX EDUCATION” 

“I was very impressed with the director, Kate Herron; She was great at working with actors.” - IDRIS ELBA, EXEC AND STAR OF BBC DRAMA SHORT “FIVE BY FIVE”


ARTICLES (GENERAL)

One of the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ in Forbes

Named a ‘Screen International Star of Tomorrow’ in Screen International

On the ‘BBC New Talent Hot List 2017’ on the BBC

Named a ‘Broadcast Hot Shot’ in Broadcast

Meet the next generation of genre filmmakers in Little White Lies

Buy tickets to Retrospective "Tentacles Are Included: The Short Films of Kate Herron" at the BFI

Kate Herron on Fubar Radio for UN Women Fundraiser for #HeforShe Arts Week - listen here

Top 20 Rising Female Filmmakers by Levile TV

Kate Herron on filmmaking, breaking into the industry and the ghost of Orson Welles in Acting on a Dream

Listed in "5 Upcoming Female Directors to be Excited For..." in Film Debate 

Test Fest Shorts Meets Kate Herron at Bechdel Test Fest

Edinburgh Film Festival unveils 2015 industry line-up & Talent Lab participants in Screen Daily

2015 Talent Lab participants announced in Edinburgh Film Festival Blog

Kate Herron joins the London Chapter of Directors-collective Film Fatales

Kate Herron ‘It Girl’ in Marie Claire

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SEX EDUCATION (tv series, netflix, director eps 5-8)

THE TELEGRAPH ★★★★★ ROLLING STONE ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN ★★★★ FINANCIAL TIMES ★★★★

REFINERY29 ★★★★ HEAT ★★★★ DEN OF THE GEEK ★★★★ 91% CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES

“A standout new teen comedy.” - ROLLING STONE

“Snort out loud funny” - FINANCIAL TIMES

“Directors Ben Taylor and then Kate Herron craft rhythms in which a lewd-and-breezy joke about a boner or pubic grooming can lull you into easy laughter just in time for something emotionally devastating or impossibly sweet.” - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

“Populated by multidimensional characters with sympathetic problems, the show embodies–and espouses–some of TV’s most progressive views on sex” - TIME

“Like sex—like good sex anyway—it’s often an absolute pleasure.” - ROGER EBERT.COM

“Sex Education is the sharpest, smartest – dare I say wokest? – comedy I’ve seen in years.” - BRITISH GQ

“Destined to be Netflix teen show royalty.” - REFINERY29

“What sets Sex Education apart from other shows that concern themselves with adolescence, sex, and love is its tenderness. Instead of perpetually treating the sex lives of teens as a childish joke, the show’s directors, Kate Herron and Ben Taylor, tend to them with kindness.” - VOX

“Pretty close to a perfect TV-Series” - VOGUE

“Sex Education isn’t just good; it’s “cancel your weekend plans” good.” - DECIDER

“Horny and heartfelt.”- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“A rare thing: it's a series that foregrounds sex, only to let it illuminate everything beyond.” - THE GUARDIAN

“Finally, TV who dares to represent women who wank on their bellies.” - HUFFINGTON POST

“Blooms, over eight episodes, into a smart, sensitive look at teens finding their place” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Sex Education blends teen sex-romp tropes with a refreshing level of empathy.” - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“A loving British homage to teen comedies” - DEN OF THE GEEK

“Finds original ways to explore the story of a character many other series have written off as comic relief.”- VARIETY

“Honest in its humour and depiction of fumbling moments towards desire and understanding yourself.” - i-D VICE

“Sex Education’s” innate sweetness comes with the message that while one 16-year-old might be ready for sex, another might not be — and that’s okay.” - INDIEWIRE

“These aren’t issues that only affect teens in 2019—these issues transcend time. It doesn’t matter what year Sex Education takes place in; it could take place in any decade and speak to that generation’s youth.” - DAILYDOT

“A series that pulls off a curious trick: It's a woke raunch comedy, replete with graphic and humiliating sexual experiences, yet bent on using them in a very sincere way.” - THE ATLANTIC


ARTICLES

‘Sex Education’: TV Review in Hollywood Reporter

‘Sex Education’ is a Teen Sex Comedy with a Gen Z Twist in Time

‘Sex Education Review ★★★★★: An addictive Teen Comedy Drama in The Telegraph

‘Sex Education’ ★★★★ Review : Brit Teen Comedy Covers All The Bases in Rolling Stone

Review: ‘Sex Education’, a Sweet Teen Comedy of Modern Lust in The New York Times

Sex Education ★★★★ Review: The Netflix Teen Canon Just Got Hornier in Refinery29

Sex Education ★★★★ Review: A horny teen comedy and so much more… in The Guardian

Why Netflix’s Sex Education is snort-out-loud funny ★★★★ in Financial Times

Review A-: Sex Education is the Anti-Thirteen Reasons Why in Indiewire

Finally, TV who dares to represent women who wank on their bellies in Huffington Post

The Thoughtful Raunch of Sex Education in The Atlantic

Sex Education on Netflix is the Best Portrayal of Sex, and Teenagers, Out There in British GQ

‘Sex Education’ Review in Variety

Netflix Reveals Viewership Numbers for ‘You’, ‘Sex Education’ and More in Hollywood Reporter

Is primed to be the surprise streaming hit of 2019 in Decider

‘How Sex Education filmed ‘Sex Scenes’ marks a new chapter for the teen genre in Mashable

Sex Education is horny and heartfelt: EW review in Entertainment Weekly

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ is a trans-Atlantic Love Letter in The Washington Post

Netflix’s Sex Education, starring Gillian Anderson, is a sweet and raunchy charmer in Vox

How Do You Choerograph A Teen Sex Scene in Huffington Post

Sex Education Review in Den of the Geek

Viewership figures in for Sex Education and more in The Hollywood Reporter

Hilarious, heartfelt and important in Digital Spy

We can confirm that ‘Netflix’s’ Sex Education F*cks in Film School Rejects

Netflix to grow UK Production Pool in Screen Daily

Why you need to watch Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ in i-D Vice

Pretty Close to a perfect TV-Series in Vogue

Sex Education on Pilot TV Podcast (44minsin) in Empire

Sex Education ★★★★★ Review: Hilariously honest and richly diverse in The Mirror

Sex Education ★★★★ Review in Heat

Funny, Character-Driven Sex Education Improves with Each Episode in Roger Ebert

Netflix’s Sex Education is a Trans-Atlantic Love Letter in Seattle Times

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ lets teen hormones run wild (even gay ones) in Pride

Why Movies are Hiring Intimacy Coordinators in the MeToo Era in The Telegraph

Sex Education Choreography Sex Scenes Explained in Digital Spy

Netflix’s Sex Education nails a crucial aspect of sex positivity in Mashable

The Internet Can’t Get Enough of Sex Education in Cosmopolitan

First Look at Sex Education in Independent

First footage of Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson in Netflix Comedy in Deadline Hollywood

Ezra Furman pens soundtrack for new Netflix show ‘Sex Education’ in NME

Ezra Furman Soundtracks new Netflix Show ‘Sex Education’ in Brooklyn Vegan

Sex Education Trailer: Gillian Anderson is a Sex Therapist in Netflix Comedy in Indiewire

Meet the cast of Sex Education in Teen Vogue

10 Best Shows to Watch in January in The Irish Times

The Best Things to watch this Week in the UK in i-D

Sex Education Trailer in Rolling Stone

Meet your new favourite teen show in Refinery29

Sex Education Trailer in Collider

Sex Education Trailer in Screen Rant


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MISS UNIVERSE (feature, writer-director)

50 Producers to Watch, Dominic Buchanan (producer of Miss Universe) in Screen Daily

Miss Universe page on Film London's Microwave website

Microwave shortlist announced in Screen Daily

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SMEAR (short, writer-director)

"VERY FUNNY. GREAT WORK BY A GIFTED GROUP OF FILMMAKERS" - PAUL FEIG (GHOSTBUSTERS, BRIDESMAIDS)

"A BRIGHT EYED, BRIGHT-GREEN, FLAMENCO-INFUSED MADHOUSE OF TENTACLE-LADEN (AND VERY, VERY FUNNY) VAGINA MONSTERS, IT'S THE TOTAL ANTITHESIS OF SAFE, BY-THE-BOOK GENRE FILMMAKING" - LITTLE WHITE LIES

"ONE OF THE BEST HORROR SHORTS TO COME OUT OF THIS YEARS FRIGHTFEST " - LOVE HORROR  

"PURE GENIUS" - FLICKERING MYTH (BEST SHORTS AT LONDON FILM FESTIVAL)

"HANDLES THE AWKWARDNESS WITH FLAIR AND HILARITY" - DIRECTORS NOTES

"BRILLIANT" SCI-FI NOW

 

ARTICLES

Writer-director Kate Herron says don't fear the smear as she launches Smear for International Women's Day with The Big Issue

Smear on Short of the Week

A Smear Test takes a turn for the worst in Kate Herron's 'Smear' on Directors Notes

The 'Smear Fear' feature by Chortle

Smear Now Online with The British Comedy Guide

Smear featured in Women and Hollywood

Spread yourself out and watch short film Smear on Screen Anarchy

Kate Herron talks smear test anxiety in horror comedy Smear on Sci-Fi Now

Critically Acclaimed Monster Short 'Smear' lands online at Flickering Myth

Celebrate International Women's Day with Smear on LoveHorror

A horror-comedy with a serious message, Kate Herron's 'Smear' on the Horror Channel

The Best Short Films from the 61st London Film Festival in Flickering Myth

Smear featured by Morbido Film Festival

Smear (short) Film Review in Bloody-Flicks

Critically-acclaimed director Kate Herron chats tentacled vagina monsters and her festival favourite short Smear in Flickering Myth 

Straight from Frightfest a hilarious smear-test comedy-horror short in Love Horror

Vagina Minilogues: Two Anatomical Short Films at the Horror Channel Frightfest 2017 in SciFiNow

Kate Herron talks "Smear" at Frightfest in Bloody-Flicks

Smear in Gits and Shiggles programme at  London Film Festival

Smear in Comedy Block 1 at Flickerfest

Smear screening in NEW SHORTS: Sketch Night and Live Comedy at London Short Film Festival

Smear screening before TRAGEDY GIRLS at Cucalorus Film Festival

Smear in Under the Moon Shorts Programme at Citizen Jane Film Festival

Smear in UK Shorts programme at Raindance Film Festival

Fantastisk Film 1: The Harder They Come The Louder They Sing at Uppsala

Smear screening in Female Trouble at Underwire Film Festival

Smear screening in Body Shock Comedy at Aesthetica Film Festival

Horror/Fright Night Shorts Screening at Lund Fantastisk Film Festival

Smear screening at Lund Fantastisk Film Festival

Smear screening in Blood Drenched Comedy at Morbido Fest

Smear screening at Cambridge Film Festival with Tonight She Comes

Smear in Late Lounge Red at Encounters Film Festival

Smear in Short Film Showcase III at Frightfest

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MINDSEYE (Commercials)

Mindseye hire Kate Herron in Shots

Director Kate Herron joins MindsEye

Kate Herron joins MindsEye in Source Creative

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"TWIN THING" (tv, sky comedy, director)

Sky Arts announces three more comedy shorts in British Comedy Guide 

Female directors bring comedy Horror Shorts to Sky for this Halloween on Sky

Scary Women on Chortle

Female Directors to make Horror Shorts for Sky on Beyond the Joke

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"GREY DOGS" (tv, sky comedy, director)

The Best Shows to Watch on TV tonight in the RadioTimes

Vicki Pepperdine and Ellie White's Summer in the British Comedy Guide

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FIVE BY FIVE (tv short, bbc drama, director)

"I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE DIRECTOR, KATE HERRON; SHE WAS GREAT AT WORKING WITH ACTORS. BRINGING ON A TALENTED UP AND COMING DIRECTOR WAS IMPORTANT FOR THE PROJECT, AND IT WAS A CHALLENGING ASK - TO HELM A SERIES OF FIVE VERY DIFFERENT EPISODES USING MULTIPLE ACTORS AND LOCATIONS. BUT HER ENERGY, PASSION AND AMBITION - AND THAT OF EVERYBODY ELSE INVOLVED IN FIVE BY FIVE - HAS PAID OFF" - IDRIS ELBA (EXEC AND STAR OF FIVE BY FIVE

"IT'S NOTTING HILL IF RICHARD CURTIS HAD GROWN UP ON A COUNCIL  ESTATE LISTENING TO RINSE FM." - THE GUARDIAN

 

ARTICLES

Top three most popular shows on BBC iPlayer in first weeks run on BBC iPlayer

Critics Choice in The Sunday Times

Idris Elba discussing Five by Five in The Voice

Idris Elba on Five by Five in The Guardian

Five Reasons to Watch Five by Five in the Radio Times

Five by Five in the Intersection Shorts Programme at Citizen Jane Film Festival

Idris Elba supports new talent in BBC Three Drama "Five by Five" in Deadline

Idris Elba to star alongside an array of exciting young talent in BBC Three Five by Five in BBC News

Idris Elba to star in new BBC3 Drama series in Radio Times

Five by Five screening at Newport Beach Film Festival

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HEALEY'S HOUSE (short, writer)

Online launch with Short of the Week

WINNER Best UK Short at Raindance Film Festival

Tales of the Unexpected Screening at London Short Film Festival

Nominated for BEST UK SHORT at Raindance Film Festival

Healey's House in UK Shorts Programme

Nominated for the GRAND PRIX PRIZE at Encounters Film Festival

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FAN GIRL (short, director)

"Devilishly looks into the heart of a Fan Girl." - IMWITHGEEK


ARTICLES

Fan Girl screening with Robert Altman's "Come back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"  at Girlfriends Season,  BFI

Glass Ceiling Shorts at Cambridge Film Festival

Megamouth Comedy Shorts at Cucalorus Film Festival

Shorts: Men by Women at BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Film Festival

Nominated for the GRAND PRIX PRIZE at Encounters Film Festival

Fan Girl Screening Funny Sh*t at London Short Film Festival

Fan Girl at East End Film Festival in Shorts in Passing

Salute Your Shorts: Fan Girl in I'mWithGeek

Kate Herron is With Geek - Fan Girl Interview in ImWithGeek

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REST STOP (short, writer-director)

"A shining example of Herron's deft touch within the comedy genre" - DIRECTORS NOTES

"A clever little film that toys with the notion that all is not as it seems to be" - TAKE ONE

"A wonderful film" - NOAH SEGAN (STAR WARS, LOOPER)

"Writers Kate Herron and Monica Heisey delight in the contrast between their chirpy but gauche backpacker and mundane snooze-fest of the dimly lit rest-stop. As sharply written comedy two-hander." - DYLAN CAVE, BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE BLOG "WHAT TO TRY AT LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016"

 

ARTICLES

Rest Stop featured as a Vimeo StaffPick

Rest Stop "One to watch at the London Short Film Festival" by the BFI

Rest Stop showing on Comedy Central

Rest Stop in Saturday Shorts at Aint It Cool News

Filmmaker Kate Herron in conversation on short Rest Stop at Raindance Film Festival Blog

Rest Stop featured in Aesthetica Film Festival Blog

How the idea of a British road movie led to a Comedy set in a Service Station in Kate Herron's Rest Stop at Directors Notes

Rest Stop featured at The British Comedy Guide

Laugh it Up with this Exclusive Short from LOCO Film Festival at the Londonist

Rest Stop Interview in ImWithGeek

Kate Herron's award-winning Rest Stop goes live on Vimeo at No Direction Home

Rest Stop screening in Femmes Fantastiques at London Short Film Festival

Rest Stop North Carolina premiere at the Cucalorus Film Festival

 Rest Stop playing in Celluloid Sculptors, nominated for Best Director at Underwire Film Festival

Filmmaker Spotlight: Kate Herron Director of "Rest Stop" at BAFTA and Oscar-Qualifying Rhode Island Film Festival

Rest Stop screening at the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival

Rest Stop Florida premiere at the Naples International Film Festival

Rest Stop screening at Colchester Film Festival

Short Fusion: Space and Oddity Cambridge Film Festival programme review in TAKE ONE

Rest Stop wins GRAND PRIZE of BEST COMEDY SHORT at Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island Film Festival

Rest Stop Space & Oddity programme tickets page at Cambridge Film Festival

Rest Stop having it's UK-Premiere in the Space and Oddity programme at BAFTA-qualifying Cambridge Film Festival

Tickets on Sale for Rest Stop's Premiere in the Opening Night Screening at  Rhode Island Film Festival

Rest Stop trailer launched via FilmShortage "Best Scripted Shorts Online"

BAFTA-winning actor Ben Willbond cast in Rest Stop at LOCO

Filmmakers Announced for the LOCO and SKY Comedy Mentor Programme at LOCO

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VALENTINE (short, writer-director)

"A Perfect Film" - LISA ALBERT (PRODUCER & WRITER MAD MEN)

"Moving" - THE BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

"Valentine really marks Kate out as a rapidly maturing talent." - SHOOTINGPEOPLE

"Beautifully Observed." - VIEW LONDON

"Great" - AINT IT COOL NEWS

 

ARTICLES

Valentine featured on Comedy Central during May '16

Valentine screening before screening of Suffragette run by Londonist

Valentine FILM OF THE WEEK at Hunger TV

Valentine FILM OF THE WEEK at Collabor8te

Valentine WINS VIDEO OF THE WEEK at Awardeo TV

Valentine featured for International Women's Day in The Londonist

Valentine featured on Saturday Shorts at Aint It Cool News

Director Kate Herron on why she's unleashing her unromantic comedy on Valentine's Day at Directors Notes

Valentine's Day Comedy Videos at The British Comedy Guide

Valentine Director Kate Herron Interview at Write Shoot Cut

ASFF 2014 Comedy: Kate Herron's Valentine now Online at Aesthetica Film Festival

Valentine to have Australian premiere at Bafta & Oscar-Qualifying Flickerfest

Valentine screening in Fucked Up Love programme at Bafta-qualifying London Short Film Festival

Valentine nominated for Best Producer at Underwire Film Festival in their Ring Masters screening

Valentine screening at ASFF: Aesthetica Film Festival (page 70)

Valentine screening at Raindance Film Festival

Valentine nominated for Best Narrative Fiction at Bornshorts Film Festival

Valentine featured by Palm Springs Festival Director Kathleen McInnis in Festival Highlights

Valentine at Palm Springs International Shortsfest

Kate Herron’s new short Valentine on Ben’s Blog ShootingPeople

Valentine featured in ‘The Best bits of London Comedy Film Festival 2014′ in Urban Pundit

Valentine screening at Sunday Best: London Comedy Film Festival

New Year (ish), New Film (Short) at Birthday Girls Comedy

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KILL LIST…THE MUSICAL? (short, writer-director)

"As huge fans of Kill List Herron knew just how to grab our attention." - DIRECTORS NOTES

 

ARTICLES

Kill List – The Musical featured by Directors Notes

SceneStealers shortlist announced at Film4

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OPEN HOUSE (short, story-director)

“A successful short film.” – ROBIN GUTCH (HEAD OF WARP FILM)

"Nothing short of brilliant." - SIMON LONDON  (PREVIOUS CREATIVE HEAD OF COMEDY AT THE BBC)

“Funny and Entertaining.” – RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

“Funny and Dynamic” – HUNGER MAGAZINE

 

ARTICLES

Open House wins ShootingPeople’s Film of the Month, judged by Head of Warp Films Robin Gutch.

Open House featured as Film of the Week by Rankin Film Productions on Collabor8te

Open House featured as Film of the Week on Hunger TV/Magazine

LOCO reveals LOCO Short films for 2013 festival at LOCO

Yes And… in Bens Blog Shooting People

We Are The New Them in London Improv

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BRITISH SEA POWER (music video, story)

“Superbly achieved on a miniscule budget.” – PROMO NEWS

“The video of the moment.” – BRITISH MUSIC BOOM

“Transport us to a simpler, monochromatic age.” – BAEBLE MUSIC

 

ARTICLES

British Sea Power ‘A Light Above Descending’ featured on Promo News

Exploring the Mythical Beasts in Rob Savage’s British Sea Power Promo on Directors Notes

New Music Video British Sea Power at The Scene Star

New British Sea Power video at Guardian Music

Video of the Moment at There Goes The Fear

British Sea Power New Video at Music Baeble

Video: British Sea Power at Floga-Se

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