About Katie
Katie Wolfe ( Ngāti Mutunga Ngāti Tama, Ngati Toa Rangatira) is a multi-talented director, writer and actor hailing from Aotearoa New Zealand, with an impressive career in both film, television and theatre. She has won critical acclaim for her work, particularly for her most recent theatre piece The Haka Party Incident and films Waru, This Is Her, and Redemption.

As a director, Katie has worked across a range of genres, from drama to documentary. Her recent television work includes the documentary series Artefact and The Brokenwood Mysteries, showcasing her versatility in crafting compelling stories across different formats.

Katie has also made a name for herself as an accomplished actor, with recent credits including the films Daffodils and The Ring Inz. Her experience on both sides of the camera gives her a unique perspective that informs her work and sets her apart as a filmmaker.

In addition to her work in the film and television industries, Katie is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the arts. She has spoken out about the need for greater representation of women and Māori, and has worked to create opportunities for emerging talent.
Notable Accolade
WIFT NZ Mana Wahine Award2011
Inagural winner in 2011
Adam New Zealand Play Award2021
The Haka Party incident

Best Play by a Māori writer
Dean Parker Verbatim award
Runner up Best Play
Te Aupoumanu Māori Screen Excellence Award2017
Awarded to all 9 writer/ directors
ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival 2010
Cynthia Lickers-Sage Award for Emerging Talent
NZ Writers Guild Awards SWANZ2017
Best feature Film Script
Sundance Film Festival2011
Short Filmmaking Award
ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival2010
Jury Award for Best Short Drama
LA Asian Pacific FF2017
Grand Jury prize for Outstanding International Narrative Feature
Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2010
This Is Her
Best Film
Palm Springs Shortfest2009
Future Filmmaker Award
Hamptons International Film Festival2009
This Is Her
Audience Award for Best Short
Aspen Shortsfest2009
This Is Her
Jury Award for Best Comedy
Filmets - Badalona Short Film Festival 2009
This Is Her
Venus de Badalona for Best Short Film
Prague International Short Film Festival 2008
This Is Her
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Antipodes Film Festival, St Tropez2008
This Is Her
Nicolas Baudin Award for Best Short Film
Chapman Tripp Theatre Awardss2005
The Women
Best New Director
TV Guide Television Awards 1997
Cover Story
Best Actress
New Zealand Film and Television Awards1995
Marlin Bay
Best Female Performance in a Supporting Role - Television
New Zealand Film and Television Awards1995
The Last Tattoo
Best Female Performance in Supporting Role - Film Nominated