Kat Mills Martin
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Kat Mills Martin is a critically-acclaimed writer and director from Hawai’i. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied experimental theater, dance, and cinema. Her work has screened at Raindance Film Festival, Inside Out Toronto, Cinequest, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, and Hawai’i International Film Festival, among others. Traversing the transcendent to the mundane, Kat’s work deconstructs elements of our human condition with compassion, reverence, and humor. She’s influenced by extensive training in many forms of somatic exploration and composition, mysticism, and nature-based performance and practice. Kat’s award-winning debut feature WAKE UP, LEONARD, a fully improvised comedy, premiered in 2022 and screened at 20+ film festivals worldwide. Kat is the founder of Studio Norté, an independent creative studio based in Los Angeles.


  • Wake Up, Leonard Trailer