Kate Davis is an American director, producer and editor. She is best known for Southern Comfort, and Traffic Stop for which she received Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject nomination with husband David Heilbroner at the 90th Academy Awards.
Kate’s documentary Southern Comfort, a 2001 Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner, has won over 25 awards and continues to be screened as a seminal work aimed towards overcoming transphobia.
Featuring footage caught on a dashcam, Traffic Stop tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas whose routine traffic violation quickly escalated into a dramatic arrest at the hands of a white police officer. Traffic Stop was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 2018.