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Katrina Irawati Graham
Katrina Irawati Graham
Writer, Director & Activist
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Katrina is a director, screenwriter, facilitator, and playwright. She works in many genres including feminist horror. She recently co-directed Bali 2002, a STAN Original drama series which explores the journeys of those affected by the devastating 2002 Bali bombings. Working with both trained and first time actors, Katrina was able to direct in a bicultural, bilingual way, bringing truth to performance through connection and safety. She also co-wrote the cultural safety document for that show.

She wrote and directed, White Song, a segment of SBS screened Dark Whispers, Australia’s first all-female directed horror anthology. The feature script of that Indonesian ghost story has been developed through Screen Queensland. She is currently in development with Mother Tongue, an anti-racist midwifery drama series and Siti Rubiyah a supernatural tale set in the jungles of Sumatra.

Katrina is known for her inclusive, collaborative directing style. Her empathy and clarity of vision enable her to facilitate grounded performances from her actors.

Katrina is co-founder and Queensland committee member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Australia working towards intersectional gender equity. She serves in the WIFT International board which represents WIFT chapters across six continents. She is Chair of Screen Queensland’s Equity and Diversity Taskforce. She is also an activist in a range of other spaces including climate justice, refugee rights and anti-racism and decolonisation spaces. Katrina celebrates her Indonesian-Australian heritage and champions diversity. She is represented by BMEG.