Kathleen Jayme is an award-winning Filipina-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories. Her first feature film The Grizzlie Truth was the winner of the 2022 Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) prestigious Audience Choice, Special Presentations award and has been picked up by Crave in collaboration with Uninterrupted Canada. In 2022, she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Writing in a Web Program or Series for Invasion of the Murder Hornets, an episode of the CBC documentary web series Farm Crime.
Kathleen’s breakthrough documentary Finding Big Country was the winner of the 2018 VIFF People’s Choice Award and the #MustSeeBC Award, and has been programmed by Telus, ESPN, ABC, Amazon, Rogers Sportsnet, NBA TV, and Air Canada.
Kathleen is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Film Production Program and also worked at the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated over thirty documentaries, animations, and digital projects through all stages of production. She is the winner of the 2019 TIFF Pitch This! competition as well as the 2017 Storyhive 100K grant edition, and a fellow of the 2019 Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative, the 2017 Hot Docs Documentary Channel Doc Accelerator program, and the 2017 Telus Storyhive Banff World Media Festival program. She has gone on to direct for the CBC, NBA, NFB and ESPN.