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Kate Halpin expands representation with Sweetshop into the US

Sweetshop has expanded comedy performance Director Kate Halpin’s representation to the US.

Kate is a prolific Director whose comedy performance and dialogue directing has seen her popularity and demand skyrocket over the last couple of years since signing with Sweetshop in the Southern Hemisphere. She has a meticulous eye for detail and a bold, striking aesthetic. She gravitates towards both ends of the genre spectrum, specialising in understated, stylised comedy - or dark, gritty drama. Kate has a background in production design and acting, which are evident in her unique visual style, distinctive colour palettes, and the nuanced performances she draws from actors.

Kate has directed TV commercials across Australia and internationally for brands such as LG, TK Maxx, Hyundai, Nintendo, Uber, Arnott’s Tim Tams, P&O Cruises, NSW Health, RAA and UEFA World Cup. She was awarded a Cannes Silver Lion and an ADG ‘Best Director’ award for her work. Her films have screened at over 35 festivals worldwide.

George Meeker, Co-Managing Director of Sweetshop USA said, “Kate is an exciting talent. There’s an increasing demand in the US for female comedy performance and dialogue directors and she is all this and more. She has a unique and bold, aesthetic style, but at the same time is extremely versatile in tackling different genres. She is not afraid to challenge and to put herself out there.”

Kate added, “I’m beyond excited that Sweetshop wants me to have a crack at the US market. I have loved working with Sweetshop in Australia over the past couple of years and it’s humbling to be offered a new challenge. I can’t wait to collaborate with some of the best in the biz and create some colourful magic together.”

Wilf Sweetland, CEO at Sweetshop said, “Kate’s beautifully irreverent comedic style and collaborative nature with all creatives will win hearts across the USA. We can’t wait for her to get started.”

Watch Kate’s work here.

To work with Kate, contact George Meeker at meeker@thesweetshop.tv or Jeff Miller at miller@thesweetshop.tv