Dark Moon

Directed by Katie Mathews

A daughter comes home for the weekend to look after her father, ailing with Dementia. The appearance of a mysterious woman shines a light on their changing parent-child power dynamic, threatening to throw their world out of orbit.

Supported by a 2021 Davey Film Grant

About Katie Mathews
Katie Mathews is a filmmaker whose work explores the grey areas and liminal spaces between self and culture, home and community, healing and regeneration. She is currently directing the narrative short Dark Moon about a father-daughter relationship faced with Dementia, directing the feature documentary Roleplay about college students who use theater to confront rape culture, chosen for the 2021 Gotham Documentary Lab, and co-directing an audio-first experimental film called Signal and Noise about the sounds of Guantánamo Bay Detention Center. Previously Katie produced and story edited Mossville, (Dir. Alex Glustrom) a feature documentary about environmental racism that premiered at Full Frame where it won the Human Rights Award. She also directed and produced Post Coastal, an NEA and Smithsonian-funded documentary series about Louisiana coastal communities and climate change. Her work has screened at festivals around the world including DOC NYC, Full Frame, & Raindance, on PBS, and at the United Nations. She was a 2018 Fellow in the UnionDocs Summer Documentary Lab, a 2018 Fellow in the inaugural New Orleans Film Society’s Southern Producers Lab, and a 2019 Fellow in the Points North Fellowship and Pitch.