Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl

USA | 2018 | documentary | 89 min. DocFilmMusic competition

Although she says that music keeps her alive, functioning in the music business has almost killed Kate Nash. This British vocalist, who made it to the top with her hit “Foundation” a decade ago, tells the story of her ups and downs, the omnipotence of record labels and the influence of the new media on popularity. She also reveals gender bias in the music industry. The film, stylised as a private journal and shot in Europe and the US, is a recording of her tempestuous career and the search for independence, which has recently opened a new chapter in Kate’s life.

directed by

Amy Goldstein

Amy Goldstein is a director, producer, and screenwriter of music videos (Rod Stewart's Downtown Train), television series (HBO, Fox, CBS, Showtime, MTV), feature films ("The Silencer", "Check Under the Hood", "The Hooping Life"), and web-series (Self-Made Men for ITVS). She directed the award-winning feature film "East of A", an edgy comedy starring Rashida Jones about an alternative family facing the challenges of raising a child with HIV. Her work has been presented at film festivals worldwide including Toronto ("Because the Dawn") and Berlin ("Commercial for Murder").

cinematography
Amy Goldstein, Lee Jones, Mitch Arens, Nick Kane
music
Kate Nash
editing
Caitlin Dixon, Troy Takaki
production
Anouchka van Riel Festival guest (Span Productions)
Film screenings:
Wednesday, May 29 20:00 | Mikro + meeting with creators:
producer Anouchka van Riel
Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl