'...she pulled me out of my head and into my body, and into a new respect for acting, a new understanding of technique, and a new confidence in myself'.
I first met Kate when I was thirteen. I'd only been acting for a couple years; I didn’t know what the job was, or how to think about it, and I had less than no idea about how to do it. For me, it was just an expression of restlessness, boredom, and childhood conceit. I was full to the eyes with tics, terrors and assumptions. I had never had any sort of training, and the gulf between what I thought I was doing and what I was actually doing was vast, especially when it came to my body. Kate helped free me from all that, and gave me my first glimpse of what acting can be. With endless fun and patience, she loosened me up, made me aware of my breath, my movement, my focus. Little by little, she pulled me out of my head and into my body, and into a new respect for acting, a new understanding of technique, and a new confidence in myself.
Connor Jessup has starred in US TV series Falling Skies and American Crime, in films such as Closet Monster and in Australian/Canadian production The Saddle Club. He has written and directed two shorts entitled Boy and Lira's Forest. In 2016, Jessup was included in Filmmaker Magazine's annual list of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.