About Us

Our Experience

Nearly 30 years of experience discovering emerging world cinema talent through premiere film festival programming, production publicity and strategic festival publicity at A-List festivals around the world has given Kathleen McInnis a singular point of view -- empower filmmakers to merge their creative and business development to their own best advantage while building audience and expanding networks worldwide. 

Our Approach

We start with GOALS and EXPECTATIONS: Yours as filmmaker, those of the sales agents and distributors, even the films' goals. Then we deconstruct to reconstruct -- if you want to get HERE, what do we need to have to get you THERE? We can start in development, production, post, or even when you first get confirmation of your world premiere screening at major festival. Our major tools are you, your film, and your material deliverables. We use them all to craft the marketing elements best suited to present you and your film to your audience. 

Why Us?

Kathleen McInnis has decades of experience helping world cinema filmmakers use the festival circuit to their best advantage. She brings together top publicists and social media teams for each festival to work on behalf of the See-Through Films slate. Together, we all act as "festival buddies" to our teams working with them for the very best festival experience possible. It's our honor to be on your festival team. 

Kathleen McInnis, CV

Festival Programming

Currently

SIFF Works in Progress Curator

Tribeca, Shorts Programming


Previously

Aspen Short Fest, Director of Programming 

TIFF Short Cuts, International Programmer 

HOT DOCS, International Shorts Programmer

Palm Springs ShortsFest, Festival Director, Film Curator, Director of Industry Programming

Slamdance Film Festival, Festival Director

Women In Cinema Film Festival, Co-Creator, Lead Programmer

Seattle International Film Festival, Lead Programmer, Director of Industry Programming, Director of Publicity and Promotion

Strategic Publicity

Under her company, See-Through Films LLC, Kathleen designs individual campaigns for each film specific to their goals and expectations. She works to expand filmmaker networks, broaden and cultivate audience and raise profile for both the films and filmmakers through their premiers at festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and Karlovy Vary (full list available by request). 

Unit Publicity (Selected Titles)

The Ballad of Lefty Brown, 2017

4 Minute Mile, 2014

The Door, 2012

The Ward, 2010

Splinter, 2008

Surveillance, 2008

September Dawn, 2007

Four Sheets to the Wind, 2007

Fido, 2006 

Raising Flagg, 2006

Peaceful Warrior, 2006

Hard Candy, 2005

Bamboo Shoot, 2004

The Scoundrel’s Wife, 2002

Coastlines, 2002

Rain, 2001

Bad Seed, 2000

Slaves to the Underground, 1997

Black Circle Boys, 1997

Countdown, 1996

Specialty Clients

2008-2017 Personal Publicist to Bill Pullman

2015-2016  Consultant (Big Data in Film, SAP)

2013-2016 Karga 7 Corporate Publicist 

2009 It Might Get Loud (Berlinale) Festival Publicist for U2’s Edge

Academic Positions

2011-2016 UCLA TFT (MFA) – Adjunct Professor

Classes: Film Festival Strategies, Professional Transitions, Delivering Your Film

2008-2014 NYU Tisch/Asia, Singapore (MFA) – Visiting Professor

Classes: Film Festival Strategies, Exit Strategies, One-on-One Student Advisement

2005-2008 Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television

Film Festival Specialist, Office of External Affairs

1999-2000 Cinema Seattle 

Educational Programs Coordinator; Screenwriters Salon Producer

As Producer

Co-Producer, BROADCAST (working title) (Sweden) In Production

Directors: Maximilien von Aertryck, Axel Danielson

Co-Producer, RETABLO (Peru) Narrative 2018

Director: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio

Co-Producer, THE GLAMOUR & THE SQUALOR (USA) Doc 2015

Director: Marq Evans

Executive Producer, THE BREACH (USA) Doc 2014

Director: Mark Titus

Producer: SWEET CRUDE (USA) Doc 2009

Director: Sandy Cioffi

Producer, Co-Creator: FLY FILMMAKING CHALLENGE 1996-2004

Directors: Various