As the head of CecilFilm Productions, Katherine Cecil oversees project development, budgets, crew recruitment, and the coordination of shoots, schedules, and interviews. She scouts locations, arranges releases, shoots footage, and shapes scripts. In sum, Cecil has her guiding hand in every aspect of CecilFilm's output.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Katherine Cecil came to New Orleans in 2001 and formed CecilFilm Productions shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The city's culture and politics have become the subject of much of her work. Still, her company's productions embrace a wide range of topic matter. Cecil has contributed to programs and television news shows for PBS, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, National Geographic, Democracy Now!, and the Associated Press.
She is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, and the Press Club of New Orleans. Cecil holds degrees from City and Guilds of London Art School, University College London, Tulane University, and the University of New Orleans.