La Pêche Productions is a London-based film and TV development & production company created by producer & managing director Kate Phibbs.
With a background in journalism and live broadcast, Kate moved across to producing scripted features, television and documentary to tell stories that resonate and entertain.
Of the many shorts that she has produced, there have been numerous awards from some of the world’s leading film festivals. The 16mm experimental short, The Girl With Two Heads, directed by Betzabé Garcia, won best short film at Les Arcs International Film Festival and Morelia International Film Festival, also winning the Orona Award for most innovative short film at the 2018 San Sebastian International Film Festival. It was also screened as part of the Official Selection during Semaine de la Critique at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
The 2019 animation Almost There, directed by Nelly Michenaud was in official competition at the 2019 Edinburgh Film Festival and Animafest Zagreb amongst many others.
The first project to come directly under the La Pêche Productions title, is the comedy short End-O. Directed by Alice Seabright, End-O stars Sophia Di Martino (Loki) and made its world premier at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival.
2020 saw La Pêche team up with former actor turned writer-director Elize du Toit for her breakthrough debut, Lilias Adie, starring Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Kris Hitchen (Sorry We Missed You) & Isis Hainsworth.
In 2021 Kate produced the directorial debut for Actor Priyanga Burford, a period-piece about Frankenstein writer Mary Shelley’s last birthday, called Monster Heart. Not long after, she shot Mummy’s Present, a BFI and Lammas Park-backed short film written and directed by Trim Lamba.
Kate completed her MA from the National Film & Television School in 2018 and is a proud John Brabourne Award recipient.