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Kate Hackett is an Emmy winning and ACE Eddie Award winning editor, known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary series Cheer and Last Chance U.

Her short film Oleander, which she wrote and directed, stars Emily Robinson (Transparent), Peri Gilpin (Frasier) and Jennifer Lafleur (Room 104). It premiered at the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, and won Best Director, Short Film at The Method Fest Film Festival.

Her screenplay PURIFY MY HEART was an American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest Finalist, and an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist.

Known For
Cheer (Editor), Last Chance U (Editor)


Kate Hackett

A jaded female filmmaker documents a small town girl’s rebellion against a Christian abstinence program, but becomes increasingly exploitative of her subject in an effort for the story to go viral.