Kathryn Barnier has worked in film and television production for over twenty years, as editor, co-producer and writer. The recently completed documentary, "Banished," directed by Marco Williams and edited by Kathryn Barnier, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Miami Film Festival and will screen at the Full Frame Festival in April. It is scheduled to run for two weeks at the Film Forum, New York City, in the fall of 2007.
She served as Supervising Editor on the 2-hour PBS special, "The Mystery of Love," which aired in December. She directed and edited the entertainment show, "Broadway Legends" for Trio Digital Cable and co-produced "The Gun Deadlock" with director Lee Grant for Lifetime Cable.
Some of her major credits as an editor include: specials for Bill Moyers Journal; Series Editor of the ten-hour PBS program, "The American President"; The Cronkite Quarterly with Walter Cronkite; biographical profiles on Gene Hackman, George Lucas, Mary Todd Lincoln and P.T. Barnum for Bravo, American Masters and The Discovery Channel; numerous social issue, political, historical and medical documentaries for PBS, History Channel, Lifetime Cable, Channel Four,England, CBS News and Time/Life Inc.
For her documentary work, she has won numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination, several Cine Golden Eagles, the Gold and Bronze Apples from the National Educational Festival, Gold Medals from Festival of the Americas and the San Francisco Film Festival, the Silver Hugo from Chicago International Film Festival, a Chris Plaque from Columbus International Film Festival, Best of Category in the American Film & Video Festival and a Wilber Award for religious programming.
Two non-fiction projects, "The Search for Solutions" and "All About Looking" (with artist Jim Dine) have been released theatrically in New York City.