Kay Pavlou is a multi-award-winning director and writer of drama and documentary for the both television and cinema. In drama, Kay has directed All Saints, Mcleod’s Daughters and Love Is A Four Letter Word. Kay’s short film, The Killing Of Angelo Tsakos and her feature film, Mary, both produced by Rosemary Blight of Goalpost Pictures, were released to local and international acclaim.
In documentary, as company director of Dream TV, Kay was co-producer, writer and series director for the 6 part documentary series Race to London. She’s written and directed several episodes of the documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? – including Adam Goodes and Toni Collette – as well Recognition: Yes or No?, Family Footsteps 2, Desperately Seeking Sheila, Gangs of Oz, China – Monumental Vision, Under One Roof, Pirate Patrol and her very personal series Cyprus – A People Divided.
Australian born to Greek Cypriot parents, Kay has traversed the planet in pursuits of stories – Italy, Poland, Armenia, South Korea, Tonga, Scotland, Ireland, China, Cyprus and extensively across Australia.
Reviews of her work: “engrossing and powerful film…startling… meticulously crafted and inspiring film…absorbing…remarkable… impressive drama…humorous and deeply emotional truth…a pot boiler…suspense filled television…gently compelling TV…don’t miss this.”
Awards: Winner – Special Jury Prize, Golden Gate Film Festival, San Francisco; First Prize – Polish International Film Festival; Silver Plaque – Intercom International Film and Video Competition, Chicago; Best Short Narrative – A.T.O.M. Awards
Nominations: AFI – Best Short Screenplay and Short Film; Dendy Awards – Short Drama; Logies, Documentary series; Australian Directors Guild Awards, Documentary Series.