(Character Design: Frank Espinoza)

REDISCOVERING KATE CAREW, a 60-minute historical documentary and multi-platform digital media project on Mary Williams (1869-1961), known by her pseudonym as Kate Carew, the most notable American female caricaturist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries whose caricatures were lost for almost a century until now. This tale of a singular woman who follows her dreams from a rugged California frontier to a life of fame as a gadfly in the Gilded Age urban societies of New York City and London. The heady social circle she observed stood in stark contrast to a private life of conflict, heartbreak and the pressures of working in a fiercely competitive and male dominated newspaper industry. The legacy of a remarkable American heroine.

A Jaffa Films, LLC  production Status: In Production. Executive Producer: Samuel Pollard Producer/Director: Barnard Jaffier Writer: Anna Jhirad Editor: Laia Cabrera Animator: Frank EspinozaProduction Associate: Dolores Gonzalez Creative Consultant:  Lewis Erskine


  1. This looks great, Barnard. Glad you’re moving forward with the project. The show must go on! Looking forward to the rough cut screening. Thanks.

  2. This is going to be a good project. Love the use of animation. Let us know how we can help?
    Have you had many fundraisers?

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