Skin & Blister Films is a collaboration between Kate Prior and Georgiana Taylor.
(And Skin & Blister is cockney rhyming slang for 'sister').
George is a filmmaker who is passionate about stories that combine humour, pathos and intelligence. She was the director and co-creator of the successful online comedy series WOODVILLE – funded by NZ on Air. WOODVILLE sold to Fairfax (Stuff, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age), QuickFlix, and was selected for the Raindance Film Festival in the UK. Most recently she produced the animated short film SPRING JAM. Having been selected for over 70 festivals – Annecy Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, BFI Film Festival, New York Children’s Film Festival and Bucheon International Animation Festival amongst others – it also won Best Film at Show Me Shorts 2016, qualifying it for Academy Award consideration. Georgiana was the NZFC and Warp Film’s producer attachment for the feature film SHOPPING. As a writer and director, she currently has a feature film in development with Ainsley Gardiner and Georgina Conder of Miss Conception Films. She is also developing the screen adaptation of SAY IT AGAIN IN A NICE VOICE for Arcadia Films.
Kate is a writer, producer and an advocate for great stories, dynamic creative teams. She’s passionate about driving projects by women in film and theatre. In 2014 Kate wrote and produced NZFC-funded short film ELEVEN directed by Abigail Greenwood. ELEVEN was selected to screen at over 15 international film festivals including Berlin International Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival. At the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards 2014, ELEVEN was awarded Best Short Film and Best Short Film Script and it's now playing on Short of the Week. Kate and Abigail’s second NZFC-funded short film, THEODORA, starring renowned New Zealand actor Catherine Wilkin, can now be viewed online. Kate’s development work extends into theatre, and in 2015 she completed a Master of Dramaturgy at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and she also works as a dramaturg and script advisor. She writes for arts and culture journal The Pantograph Punch, where she has also worked as Theatre Editor.