Kate Wild is a filmmaker who has documented the lives of Gypsies living in the United Kingdom. "In 1996 an artist friend and I began writing and filming documentaries about gypsies and travellers," says Wild. "The filming was exciting, rewarding and sometimes tricky. Whilst filming two boys whose great uncle was a fighter called the Gypsy King, I had an idea for a story about a traveller boy and fighting. This, and my fascination with the weird and fantastic elements of life culminated in my hero, Freedom Smith and his adventures into the hidden world of violence, strange beliefs and chaos that lurks beneath the world we know."
Kate Wild lives in Leicester, England.