Kathy Bratkowski

 Producer & Writer

Here's some of my recent work.
As a writer, broadcast journalist, documentary producer and corporate video producer, I've spent my career as a storyteller.
I've told hundreds of stories through video, from 30-second
 commercials to 60-minute documentaries.
I've also told stories as a published short story and
nonfiction writer.
It's all about the narrative. I'd love to help you tell your story. 
The Art of Glassmaking

We followed artist Sam Stang in his studio in Augusta, Missouri, to learn about his fine art technique and the intricacies of glass making. Regional Emmy Award -- Arts Feature Story.

Liquid Roads: Music of the Mississippi


The music that defines America traveled up and down the Mississippi River, blending folk, R & B, jazz and blues. Mid America Dance Company (MADCO) tells the story through modern dance and live music as our cameras document the creative process.  2015 Regional Emmy Award--Arts/Entertainment Program Feature. 

Commercial Spot: Product Taste Test

We took to the streets for this product taste test/comparison for a national agency client. The shoot had to take place in one day with multiple locations, two cameras, and a large crew. The successful campaign aired regionally for weeks. 

Beverage Company Wholesaler Video

A beverage client needed a 1:00 high energy video for a large wholesalers meeting. 

Something in the Water--A Saint Louis Rockumentary


Something in the Water tells the story of the history of classic rock music in St. Louis. Dozens of interviews with musicians, promoters and DJs were woven into an informative and eye popping narrative. The film was an official selection of the St. Louis International Film Festival and premiered at The Pageant to a crowd of 1,000 people. 2014 Regional Emmy Award for Historical Documentary, 2015 Gold Aurora Award, 2015 MCA Golden Reel.

Web Video for Private School

A private school client needed a set of recruitment videos for their website. 

The Best of Us: 100 Seasons of Muny Magic

This documentary commemorates the 100th season of the Municipal Theatre of St. Louis. Screened in the St. Louis International Film Festival. (Producer, Director and Co-Writer.)

True Gaelic: Searching for Ireland's Lost History

This documentary takes viewers on a quest to unearth a lost medieval town in northwest Ireland. I spent four weeks in Ireland with a crew documenting the story. (Producer, Director, Writer.)