Kate Vollum is a Toronto-based Producer with the NFB’s Ontario Studio. Kate’s early career with the NFB began in 2007 at the Mediatheque in Toronto, where she gave stop-motion and documentary workshops to school groups. Soon after, she began working as a production coordinator, learning the ropes on many of the Ontario Studio’s most critically acclaimed films, such as Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, Charles Officer’s Unarmed Verses, and Chelsea McMullan’s My Prairie Home.
As an Associate Producer with the Ontario Studio, Kate worked on many innovative projects, including Highrise, Souvenir, and Otherly. Kate also associate produced This is Not a Movie about journalist Robert Fisk, directed by Yung Chang and the award-winning VR project, Book of Distance by Randall Okita.
Most recently, Kate co-produced Ever Deadly, an experimental documentary collaboration between filmmaker Chelsea McMullan and artist/activist Tanya Tagaq, which premiered at TIFF.
As a producer, Kate’s focus and passion is to champion emerging filmmakers, with an eye on films that push form and amplify underrepresented voices.