Katie Holly

Katie Holly is co-owner and Managing Director of Blinder Films, where she has produced several award winning and critically acclaimed features including ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS (2009), SENSATION (2010), CITADEL (2012) and THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY (2012) which have screened at festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, Tribeca, SXSW, Toronto, London, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary and Sydney. 

Her most recent projects include Irish/Canadian/New Zealand co-production COME TO DADDY directed by Ant Timpson and starring Elijah Wood which had its world premiere at Tribeca 2019; EXTRA ORDINARY, a supernatural comedy directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, starring Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Claudia O’Doherty and Will Forte which had its world premiere at SXSW 2019; A DOG CALLED MONEY, which world premiered in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2019, directed by award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy who accompanied musician PJ Harvey on a journey through the creative process behind one of her albums, conceived by their travels around the globe; GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI, a documentary on the musical and fashion icon, directed by Sophie Fiennes and released in the US by Kino Lorber; VITA & VIRGINIA which chronicles the passionate relationship between literary innovator Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, starring Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini and directed by Chanya Button which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 and was also selected as the Opening Night Gala for the 2019 BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

She has also produced original TV drama STRIKING OUT, which now has broadcast on RTÉ for two seasons and Whit Stillman’s LOVE & FRIENDSHIP starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry which premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival 2016, was nominated for a Gotham Award and enjoyed extended releases at both US (Amazon, Roadside Attractions) and UK (Curzon) box offices and THE QUEEN OF IRELAND, a feature documentary about accidental LGBT activist Panti Bliss; picked up by Universal Pictures for distribution in the UK and Ireland, The Queen of Ireland went on to secure the highest opening box office of any Irish documentary to date.

She is currently in production on THE RACER, directed by Kieron J. Walsh, which is set in 1998, when the opening stages of famed cycling tournament the Tour de France was held in Ireland for the first time, and stars Louis Talpe, Tara Lee, Matteo Simoni and Iain Glen and on FRENCH EXIT, an Irish/Canadian co-production directed by Azazel Jacobs and starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. The surrealist comedy about a penniless Manhattan socialite who flees to Paris with her husband who has turned into a cat, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. She is also executive producer on BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, directed by Chris Baugh – a vampire feature set in Northern Ireland and supported by Endeavor Content.

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