Kaye Harrison is an independent documentary filmmaker who explores difficult topics in an engaging and illuminating way. Working mostly as an observational DOP/director, Kaye develops strong relationships of trust with her participants and this translates into a powerful intimacy in her films. Her vision is to represent her subject’s with integrity and compassion so that their stories might open the hearts and minds of the audience.
Kaye began her career as a DOP and has worked both in Australia and overseas across a number of factual television genres including current affairs, magazine programs, reality tv and documentaries.
Kaye was director/DOP of the award-winning documentary Crossing the Line (2005, ABC) about two young medical students from Tasmania who go to work in a remote indigenous community. Her second documentary The Long Goodbye (2010, ABC) followed three families each with a loved one living with dementia. Her acclaimed feature documentary The Sunnyboy (2013, ABC) about Sunnyboy frontman Jeremy Oxley and his battle with schizophrenia premiered at the Vivid/Sydney Film Festival and had a successful cinema release around the country. Kaye was director/DOP/Editor of The Troublesome Priest (2017, ABC Compass) about controversial Anglican Priest Father Rod Bower whose church signs have made him a social media sensation. Kaye is currently in post-production (in mid-2018) on the documentary feature film Sanctuary, an intimate portrait of a young Iraqi man who traverses the world in search of asylum.
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