Katie has been involved in creating, writing and starring in many different short film projects. To view the videos and find out more information about them, click the links below.
Created by Katie:
- Rick Perry Kills an Innocent Man & Covers it up/Save Troy Davis
- NY Marriage Equality Celebration Mash-Up: More than the YMCA
- Rand Paul: “Accidents Happen”
- Make it Rain: Michael Steele Remix
- PUMA Hunting @ the DNC (Katie interviews people at the DNC)
- Talking to Palin Supporters
Written or Co-Written by Katie:
- New Video on Attempt to De-fund Planned Parenthood!
- A Non Violent (and funny!) Revolution in 2 minutes
- Women for McCain
- Gays for McCain
- Jews for McCain
Joe Walsh: Quite Lying
Congressman Joe Walsh told Obama to “quit lying.” Here, Walsh’s ex-wife tells Joe to “quit lying” about the child support he owes her. Walsh accused Obama of spending money like a drunken sailor, but Walsh is the one who spent money on vacations and his campaign while getting his condo foreclosed on, not paying his child support, or his campaign manager. Walsh also says he believes in “traditional marriage” and that studies show children are healthier when raised in home where a mother and father are present. Do as he says, not as he does.
Made by Narco News, which hosts the School for Authentic Journalism. From the blurb: “Hard-hitting, investigative journalism that finds and profiles un-American activities around the world. Join us as we profile the deeply troubling movements against the Drug War currently recruiting extremist Mexicans. But don’t worry, they can’t fool Nancy Gunn.” I’m interviewed as a Mexpert.
Netroots Nation 2008: Caucus Refugee with Katie Halper
Rick Perry Kills an Innocent Man & Covers it up/ Save Troy Davis
Rick Perry’s record number of executions drew applause at last week’s GOP debate. Among the 234– whoops, make that 235 as of today, it’s hard to keep up– killed under Perry was Cameron Todd Willingham, who received the death penalty for killing his three daughters by arson. Right before the execution, it was revealed that the science on which Willingham’s conviction was based was bogus. Perry ignored the revelation, executed Willingham, and then covered it up. While the state of Texas rates number one in number of executions, Georgia is a close seven and even has its own executions of innocents under its belt! Georgia is gearing up to kill another one, Troy Davis. Davis has been on death row for 20 years for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer. The case against him rested on witness testimony but seven of nine key witnesses have recanted or changed their testimony, some alleging police coercion. Help save an innocent man and sign the petitions launched by Amnesty International, the NAACP, Change.org by Troy’s sister, and moveon.org
NY Marriage Equality Celebration Mash-Up: More than the YMCA
The New York State Senate’s vote to legalize marriage for all people (though dogs could very well be next, followed by dog-human marriage) has disastrous consequences for our world, our country, our state and especially New York City, which will now be flooded with gays. I saw that first hand when gays rushed from who knows where into New York’s Greenwich Village, converting it into a total gayborhood. Here is the celebration I caught with my very fancy camera and sophisticated shooting style (a flip camera I was too excited to hold very still for more than a second). But that’s not all! In all seriousness (please allow me to not be the funniest, most hilarious person in the world for a few seconds) as I was “filming,” I said to my friend, “I just need a moving and appropriate song to set this footage to*.” She suggested YMCA but I rejected the song as being much more grating and annoying than moving and appealing. (In all fairness, Village People, there’s no need to feel down for not making a more moving song and neglecting to think of future generations. I was once in your shoes and I know that all of your creative energies and juices went into the intricate choreography of the YMCA dance) The next morning I learned that masterful jockey of the discs, Marc Faletti, had made a perfect mash-up, which he generously allowed me to use. It keeps the great lyrics of the disco hit and removes the terrible disco hit music. So without further ado, here is the music video for More than a YMCA or It’s Fun to Stay at the More than a Feeling
*I end sentences with prepositions only when talking, literally, on the street.
Rand Paul: “Accidents Happen”
A video from Election Day 2010!
Make it Rain: Michael Steele Remix
PUMA Hunting @ the DNC
Talking to Palin Supporters
New Video on Attempt to De-fund Planned Parenthood!
Check out this video I co-wrote with Andy Cobb that The Partisans & Second City made! Also see my post on the issue here.
A Non Violent (and funny!) Revolution in 2 minutes
Here’s a video we made at the School of Authentic Journalism, based on a hilarious but poignant talk from Ivan Marovic, one of the leaders of the Serbian movement that overthrew Milosevic. Though this particular story is from the 1990s and takes place in Serbia, the “dilemma action,” which is explained in the video, is useful in different contexts and timeless.
Women for McCain
Gays for McCain