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Can We Save Our Oceans?

Katy Dore is a screenwriter, director and actor who creates TV and film projects with relatable stories and social relevance. She is the recipient of numerous writing and directing awards for her work on short and feature films.


She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and her MFA at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. When Katy isn’t writing or directing, you can find her playing tennis, hiking or fly-fishing. 

Inquiries are welcome.

Back to the Wild
The Unsung

Historic Drama TV Series


Inspired by true events, this is the riveting story of entrepreneur, activist and all around bad-ass Mary Ellen Pleasant. (Production attachments: Quincy Jones Productions, Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Goldmann Pictures)

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Feature Film

Based on real events

See a pitch video here

Governing Polution

1948: Her family is relieved when a talented young woman, determined to gain independence through her music, leaves the jazz club circuit and joins an all-girl traveling orchestra. But she soon puts her job, her future and her safety at risk when she falls in love with another woman. 

Lost Pages

Children's TV Historic Adventure Series

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Cry Us a River

With the guidance of their quirky librarian, a group of kids must travel back in time to recover the stories of some of the most fascinating historic figures you’ve never heard of before the evil Professor Magpie hoards all the stories for himself.

The kids discover a new historic character each episode and rush to record it in the book, The Lost Pages, before the tale is captured and doomed to eternal obscurity by the evil story hoarder Dr. Magpie. 

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Got Your Back

Horror/Dark Drama Feature

Climate Change, Reversed

A wealthy friend’s private lake sanctuary becomes a terrifying trap when estranged college housemates reunite to finally put past hurts behind them.

Ensemble cast of six, to be filmed in a contained location.


Historic Drama TV Series

Co-created with

Jack Kohler

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In the early days of California, white men fought for gold, power and land. Indians fought for their lives. Based on actual events and people, this is the brutal story of our country’s fortune and shame during California’s painful beginnings.


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People Power

Television Comedy/Musical

A reluctant teenager and her eager brother join a traveling choir and discover the squeaky-clean group is actually a front for a crime ring that uses the clueless teenage singers as drug runners.

Katy recently co-directed the feature film 

Gift of Fear

The film screened in 20+ film festivals

and won numerous awards.

Look for it on Amazon and iTunes in April of 2024.


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A short film (click title above to view)

An Official Selection at over
62 film festivals.

As a boy, Clark always felt like the odd bird in his conservative ranch family. To cope, he created a comic book, “The Adventures of Odd Bird,” making himself the hero of his own story. Now 19, a publisher is interested in his work and Clark needs to return home to get the comic manuscript…and tell his mom his truth. Clark fears once he tells her he’s gay, he won’t be welcome there again.

The film has received numerous awards at festivals for: Best Director, Best Writing, People's Choice, Best LGBTQ+ Short, and numerous awards for our actors.

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