Kathleen first worked in San Francisco with Cinema Financial of America which financed, produced, advertised and distributed films. She was involved in publicity and film development and was the liaison with major studios in L.A. Promoting one of the initial women’s films, “Memory of Us”, starring Ellen Geer, she traveled across the country interacting with film critics, the media and theatre owners.
Wanting to get more involved in film production Kathleen moved to L.A. She was recruited to be the Production Coordinator for “The Island of Dr. Moreau” starring Burt Lancaster and Michael York.
Kathleen worked over a three-year period with Jack Nicholson. As his Technical Assistant while he directed “Goin’ South” she worked pre-production in L.A. and principal photography in Durango, Mexico. She accepted the offer to do double duty on location in England by simultaneously assisting Jack with the post-production of “Goin’ South” and his business during the principal photography of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”.
After Associate Producing the documentary “Playing to Win” about Cuban Olympic athletes, and developing screenplays, she wanted to “get a life”. She married mountain climber, Michael Farrell, and moved back home to Berkeley.
Several years ago Kathleen met Utah artist, Kaziah Hancock, whose story had to be told. While Kathleen and film partner Amy Janes developed a feature film project, Kaziah gained recognition for painting the portraits of fallen soldiers. The documentary "Kaziah the Goat Woman” shares the insight and inspiration of one of America’s most compelling personalities.