KATE NASH: UNDERESTIMATE THE GIRL
DCP/HD • COLOR • 2019 • USA • 89'
A film by Amy Goldstein
At 18, Kate Nash reached the stratosphere of pop music, vaulting from a working class family in North London into worldwide tours, a platinum record. A few years later, Kate is breaking down, defrauded by her manager and dropped by an industry that cannot find a place for her in the girl-pop machine; Kate sets out to build a better world, dedicated to the artist as creator, not commodity, and using,
as she always has, the uplifting power of online culture and her own authentic voice. She pursues acting as another form of artistic expression (and way of making a living) and lands a part in the TV series GLOW. Punk renegade, TV wrestling queen, and DIY leader of an all-girl band, Kate’s journey is an inspiring call to the creative heart in all of us: be fearless.
Produced by Span Productions Inc.
Original language: English
Amy Goldstein is a director, producer, and screenwriter of music videos, television series and feature films. She directed music videos including Rod Stewart’s DOWNTOWN TRAIN, Lifetime’s series VERONICA CLARE, and the award-winning edgy comedy EAST OF A starring Rashida Jones and David Alan Grier. She went on to develop pilots for HBO, CBS, Fox, Showtime and MTV, and the hiphop musical CHECK UNDER THE HOOD. Her most recent documentary, THE HOOPING LIFE is an epic tale of a female-driven subculture. SELF-MADE MEN, an episodic docu-comedy about two publishers who created a transmale lifestyle magazine, is currently in post-production and will be released by PBS. Amy has served on the board of Outfest and is a member of the WGA and the DGA.
Festivals: IDFA • Sheffield Doc Fest • LA Film Festival • Cleveland IFF • Salem Film Fest • ZagrebDox • Dok Fest München • Doc Edge Festival • Minneapolis St. Paul IFF • Krakow Film Festival • Bentonville Film Festival