Kate Trumbull-LaValle is an award winning documentary filmmaker. Her directorial debut, OVARIAN PSYCOS (2016), had its world premiere at SXSW 2016 and a national broadcast in 2017 on Independent Lens (PBS). In 2018 Kate directed two one-hour broadcast films, ARTIST AND MOTHER (Artbound/KCET) and CITY RISING: THE INFORMAL ECONOMY (KCET). Both films were nominated for an LA Area Emmy, and both titles won LA Press Awards. Kate co-produced two episodes for the Peabody Award winning 5-part PBS series, ASIAN AMERICANS (2020). She is currently producing Walidah Imarisha's Afro-futurist hybrid documentary, SPACE TO BREATHE, supported by Working Films and the International Documentary Association. Kate is also directing the short film KILLFACE, a mediation on female struggle and power featuring Muay Thai fighter Natalie "Killface" Morgan. Kate teaches documentary film at California State University, Long Beach, is a UC Berkeley Human Rights Fellow (2010) and graduated with an M.A. from the Social Documentation Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.