Kate Geis is an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer and director.  She began her career in New York producing programs for WNET, Channel Thirteen, History Channel, A&E, and Metro TV. Over the past 20 years her subject matter has been a diverse exploration of people’s lives: Eric Carle, Miranda Weese, Saturday Night Live’s set design team, the last checker cab driver in New York, public school principals, and Paul Taylor.

Her first feature-length documentary on the festival circuit was, Riversense, which told the story of four whitewater kayakers on their journey down rivers and through life.

She was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and spent her early childhood in Bucharest and Leningrad with her foreign-service parents. They introduced her to an artistic life that she is eternally grateful for.  She grew up in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.

Recent Documentaries

Creative Domain: Paul Taylor at Work The legendary and enigmatic choreographer allowed cameras into his studio to document his creative process and follow the creation of his 133rd dance, Three Dubious Memories.  We follow Mr. Taylor and his company of magnificent dancers from first gesture to final curtain. 

Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book, explores the creative life of the beloved author and illustrator.  Author of over 70 children's books including the Very Hungry Caterpillar.  The film was selected by the American Library Association for its 2012 Notable Children's Videos list.