Friday Night Tykes, Seasons 1 – 4
Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country, Seasons 1 & 2
Esquire Network & USA Network
Kathryn O’Kane, Producer
This controversial docuseries follows football teams of 11- and 12-year-old kids on and off the field from pre-season through the championship and resulted in 60 one-hour episodes set in both San Antonio, Texas and Western Pennsylvania. More than just a show about football, the series is about life in communities where the dream of a better future is stitched into pigskin. From its inception, Kathryn worked with a team of 6 producers and 9 editors to produce the flagship series for Esquire.
Friday Night Tykes was a ratings standout for Esquire, setting series highs in its second season. The critically acclaimed documentary series was the third fastest growing series on cable.
Nominated: Emmy, Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary
Talking Dead, BTS vignettes
Kathryn O’Kane, Director
Several times a year, Kathryn looks forward to traveling to Georgia to film exclusive behind-the-scenes vignettes of The Walking Dead for the popular after-show, Talking Dead, with Chris Hardwick on AMC. In addition to visiting the set in Georgia, the team also interviews the cast and crew of Fear the Walking Dead on-location in Baja, Mexico.
Talking Dead averages 5.5 million viewers each episode and ranks as a top 10 show among adults 18-49 across all of television.
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
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
Nominated: IDA Continuing Series 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.