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Sadie Kaye

Creative Director Sadie Kaye started in television as a children’s TV presenter on TVB, ITV and Disney Channel. She’s devised, co-written, presented and performed in comedy and entertainment series for UK indies and broadcasters, including BBC3, E4, Channel 4, MTV, Maverick, cable & web.

She’s produced & presented documentary shorts and feature-length films for Sky, Discovery, Channel 4 and France 3, including Sailing Miss SadieTucker’s Luck, The CSJ AwardsWild Horses & Polo Field of Dreams.

In 2012 she played shambolic presenter Miss Adventure in an improvised skit on Funny or Die before taking the character onto the airwaves of RTHK Radio 3 and presenting a variety of comic slots on the Afternoon Drive.

In 2015 she produced and presented a documentary for RTHK Radio 3 about bipolar disorder. Bipolar Express was Highly Commended by the Association for International Broadcasting in 2015. The following year it won an internal RTHK Award. Her sequel, As Bad As It Gets, about OCD, aired on RTHK in 2019. She’s working on another doc related to mental health for the broadcaster.

In 2020 she produced & presented the Mental Ideas Podcast for RTHK, exploring innovative approaches to tackling mental health in a quirky and accessible way, as a weekly segment of the 123 Show. The series was shortlisted by the Association for International Broadcasting for a 2020 AIB Award in the Factual Podcast category. In Dec 2021 it was selected by the Cinemonic Podcast Festival in LA.

In 2020 she co-produced her first narrative feature film Transference with Mental Ideas for Contro Vento Films. The bipolar love story was released by 1091 Pictures Nov 2020. She’s working on new film projects with Contro Vento and Clever Films.

She can currently be heard performing humour column Sharp Pains on RTHK Radio 3. Sharp Pains was shortlisted for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program by the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards. The Bake Fail episode was chosen by the On Air Festival in New York as one of their 2022 Official Selects. In Sept 2022 she was nominated for Moment of Comedy Gold by the International Women’s Podcast Awards in London for Bake Fail.

She’s a humour columnist for the SCMP. In 2020 her poem, War of Voices, won a place in the Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology, Mingled Voices 5, published in 2021. She’s contributed short stories to anthologies, including  After the Storm (published Nov 2021). Her first ‘Rant‘ column, about bipolar, was published in the SCMP June 2022. She’s the author of children’s book The Wishing Machine.

She’s an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and Mind HK, a mentor for the Resolved Foundation‘s 2022 fellowship program, Wellbeing Reimagined, and founder of Mental Ideas and Bipolar Hong Kong. In 2020 she set up and continues to run Home Kong Kitchen as a community project to feed the homeless. 

Contact Sadie: sadie@mentalideas.org

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