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about the jury

Kate Leahy is an Emmy-nominated Senior Executive Producer at Superprime Films with a wealth of experience in commercial and music video production. She has produced a variety of projects for record labels, global agencies, and top brands, alongside notable talent. Kate has shepherded several noteworthy and award-winning spots, including BBDO New York’s Sandy Hook Point of ViewAnomaly LA’s Meta Super Bowl offering Old Friends. New Fun, as well as the first live-action trailer for the Diablo gaming franchise directed by Chloé Zhao and Kiku Ohe.

Her career spans over 20 years since she first cut her teeth in her native London with Tony Kaye, Academy, and Harry Nash, before joining the production ranks at MJZ, where she worked with Fredrik BondRupert Sanders, and Harmony Korine. In 2022, Kate joined Superprime Films, assuming the role of Senior Executive Producer. With an esteemed roster of directors, including Rick FamuyiwaChloé ZhaoJames GrayThe MalloysKiku Ohe, and Ben Quinn, among others, she continues to push creative boundaries and deliver exceptional work.