Cate McQuillen

When she was five Cate got hit in the head by a footy. It explains a lot. Cate attributes much of who she is to that event and to watching stacks of B&W TV, singing 70’s songs into hairbrushes and growing veggies with her Dad.
 
Cate McQuillen is creatively driven. From her home base in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW, she and her partner Hewey Eustace are mememe productions, creating ‘out there’ children’s programming for a new generation of content seekers. With a myriad of skills and interests, her greatest assets are her approach and attitude and ability to generate ideas, motivate, inspire and see the ‘big picture’. She is the creator, writer and director of dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV. dirtgirlworld screens in 128 countries , has been translated into many languages and has manifested as addictive songs, well loved books, mind blowing apps, interactive websites and even a branded garbage service with dirtgirlworld garbage trucks…for real!
 
dirtgirlworld has been awarded a swag full of trophies and accolades, including a nomination for the International BAFTA and this year picking up the International Digital EMMY for children and young people. For Cate, so much of it has to do with wearing her heart on her sleeve, being lead by her values, gathering a great team (greater than herself) and then loving them into them doing their best work ever. One might say she is a tad unconventional and a little disarming. She thanks her lucky stars for satellite NBN, carbon credits, the digital revolution, fresh air, home grown veggies and rainwater.

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