Kathlyn Horan has been working as an independent director, producer and photographer for over 15 years. She began her career in the world of commercial production, learning the ins and outs of fast paced filmmaking and the art of delivering a product on time and on budget.
In 2000 she began working as a camera operator, traveling the globe and working with such artists as Faith Hill, The Goo Goo Dolls, the Russian duo t.A.T.u, and Swedish pop group Play. In the following years she co-directed a live concert DVD for Vonda Shepard featuring interviews with Ally McBeal cast mates as well as behind the scenes footage of life on the road with Vonda.
Kathlyn also directed a feature length film entitled “A Voice for Choice”, documenting the pro-choice “March for Women’s Lives” that took place in Washington DC on April 25th, 2004. The documentary includes interviews with some of the nations leading politicians, activists and artists such as Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Crow, Bill Maher and more. The film was entirely self-funded through a nationwide grass roots campaign and the sale of thousands of t-shirts.
Horan also produced and directed a short documentary, “What is Zen?”, which examines the lives of four Zen Buddhist monks in different stages of their practice.
In addition to establishing her own commercial production company, she has most recently completed producing a short film entitled “Past Due” for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women which is on it’s way to the festival circuit.