Kat Vecchio is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores American social and cultural history, with a particular emphases on gender and popular entertainment.
Currently she is directing Big Top, Little Lady, a feature documentary exploring the lives of the female circus performers who trilled the crowds during the early 20th century when the American train circuses were at the height of their popularity.
Her first film, This Is How I Roll, followed some of the first male skaters in the modern roller derby revival as they worked to find their place in a female driven sport. The film is both a humorous and heartfelt chronicling of the fringe of a fringe sport. It’s a unique look at the unexpected, if still familiar, gender politics that plague modern athletes.
She also the Manager of Grants and Investments at Fork Films, where she oversees and facilitates their documentary film grants program.