|| Friday Night Tykes, Seasons 1 - 3|
Kathryn O'Kane, Producer
With exclusive access to the Junior division of the Texas Youth Football Association (TYFA), this controversial docuseries follows teams on and off the field from pre-season through the championship. Season three included the spin off series, Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country, set in Western Pennsylvania. Kathryn worked with a team of 6 producers and 9 editors to produce the flagship series for Esquire.
Friday Night Tykes is a ratings standout for Esquire, setting series highs in its second season. The critically acclaimed documentary series is the third fastest growing series on cable.
Oprah Presents Master Class|
The Oprah Winfrey Network OWN
Kathryn O'Kane, Producer
Handpicked by Oprah Winfrey for their unique impact on the world, eight modern masters open up about their successes, failures, and triumphs. Kathryn created 10 one-hour "autobiographical" episodes, which offer a first-person insight into the brilliant minds of famous people we love, respect and admire. First season masters include Diane Sawyer, Jay-Z, Sidney Poitier, Dr. Maya Angelou, Simon Cowell, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lorne Michaels and Oprah herself.
Winner: NAACP Image Award
| || Talking Dead, BTS vignettes |
Kathryn O'Kane, Director
For the past several seasons, Kathryn looks forward to traveling on location in Georgia to film exclusive behind-the-scenes vignettes for The Walking Dead after-show, Talking Dead, with Chris Hardwick on AMC.
Talking Dead averages 5.5 million viewers each episode and ranks as a top 10 show among adults 18-49 across all of television.
|| Iconoclasts: Venus Williams + Wyclef Jean|
The Sundance Channel
Kathryn O'Kane, Series Co-Producer, Episode Producer
This innovative series brings together two visionaries from different fields to create intimate portraits of passion and intellect. Kathryn conceived of and developed episodes for client approval, booked high-level celebrity talent including: Cameron Diaz, Tony Hawk, Bill Maher & Jon Favreau, and delivered an award-nominated episode featuring Venus Williams and Wyclef Jean.
Nominated: NAACP Image Award
| || San Quentin Film School|
Kathryn O'Kane, Senior Story Editor
The series follows nine inmates as they learn the basics of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented view of life in the prison and documenting what happens when prisoners are given the opportunity to use their creativity as a rehabilitative force in their lives. Kathryn crafted the narrative for 6 one-hour verite episodes featuring 9 characters with a three-editor team.
| || The Hardbat Classic|
Kathryn O'Kane, Senior Story Producer
Kathryn directed a documentary crew of 24 on-location in Las Vegas covering game play, character development and sponsored content obligations during the largest ping pong tournament in the United States.