Kate Williams is an Emmy-nominated Australian film editor and producer, living and working in New York. Her editing credits include theatrical features, documentaries, and a television mini-series. Kate has edited four feature films for director Fred Schepisi including “Last Orders” starring Michael Caine and “The Eye Of The Storm”, which won the Rome Film Festival. Kate was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning HBO mini-series “Empire Falls” starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt. She has also cut three films for actor/director Steve Buscemi (“Trees Lounge”, “Interview”, and “Animal Factory”) as well as the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Gotham award-winning “Frozen River” for Courtney Hunt, for which Melissa Leo received an Oscar Nomination for Best Actress. Other editing credits include “Effie Gray” written by Emma Thompson and starring Dakota Fanning, “The Whole Truth” starring Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger, Bart Freundlich’s “The Myth of Fingerprints” starring Julianne Moore, “It Runs in the Family” starring Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas, the feature documentary “This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss” starring Sam Shepard, Sean Penn and Woody Harrelson; “Anton Chekhov’s “The Duel” for Dover Kosashvili, and Second Wave Hong Kong director Clara Law’s “Goddess of 1967”, for which Rose Byrne won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. Kate produced and edited Matthew Dixon’s short film “Modern Houses” with Lili Taylor, and is currently producing and editing the feature film “Ruby”, directed by Juliet Ellis.
Kate has been an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the American Cinema Editors and the Motion Picture Editors Guild.