Catherine is a British/Australian director/writer who currently resides in Los Angeles. Her films have been screened at numerous BAFTA and Academy Award qualifying festivals, and have won awards from sources as diverse as BFI/BAFTA and Gorezone Horror Magazine (presented by HELLRAISER’s Doug Bradley).
Catherine holds an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute and Summa Cum Laude degrees in Film & TV Production as well as English & Fine Arts, and is a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of scholarships/fellowships from BAFTA LA (twice), BUNAC, BBFC and Film London. Her work frequently draws from true stories and historical events.
Her first short, ALICE IN THE CLOUDS has had over 140 000 hits online (dailymotion). Her second short, THE DROWNERS, a sinister tale of love and synchronised swimming, was inducted into the BFI's National Film Archive after a successful festival run. Other directing work includes the genre feature TEMPTATION, TV’s “BUILDING A GREENER BRITAIN”, music promos and fashion films (over a million combined online hits) for brands such as Windle & Moodie, Tom Ford, Jeremy Scott and Stella McCartney for Adidas. Her most recent short, ROUGAROU, a southern gothic tale set in Louisiana, last screened at San Diego Comic Con. She has been selected as a current BAFTA LA Newcomer.
Best Short Film Director Baja Cinefest (also Best Short Film) (ROUGAROU)
My Bloody Valentine With MTV Short Film Competition (awarded by MTV and Lionsgate)
Most Promising Film of 2010 Future Film Festival for The Drowners (BFI/BBC Competition)
British Board of Film Classification Bursary
Fulbright Scholar 2013/14
Twice BAFTA LA scholarship recipient
BUNAC Scholar 2013/14
Finalist Robert Rodriguez REBEL WITHOUT A CREW 2017
ITV IAMTV 2012
Finalist Shooting People Film of the Month October 2012
BBC Electric Proms Music Shorts 2009
Best Newcomer at Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival (The Drowners) 2010
New Pathways Film Fund 2009/10
14 Islands Film Challenge
ROUGAROU - San Diego Comic-Con International Film Festival 2017, New Orleans International Film Festival 2016 (Academy Award qualifying), 2016 Hollyshorts Film Festival (Academy Award qualifying), 2016 St Louis International Film Festival (Academy Award qualifying), 2017 Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival, Pensacon International Film Festival 2017, Mordbido Film Festival 2017, Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival 2016, Splat! Film Fest Horror Film Festival 2016, Semi Finalist Rhode Island Flicker Film Festival 2016 (Academy Award qualifying), Comicpalooza Film Festival 2016, Puerto Rico Comic Con Short Film Fest 2016, Driftless Film Festival 2016, Wayfarer Film Festival 2016, Saratoga Springs International Film Festival, 10th International Film Festival PRIV KADAR (Sarajevo) 2016, Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival 2016 and many others...
ALICE IN THE CLOUDS – Short and Sweet (2008), London Underground Film Festival (2010),
Rockabaret with interactive live performance (2008).
Online views – over 100 000
CINDERELLA’S REVENGE – Premiered at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2010).
THE DROWNERS – 24th BFI Lesbian Gay Film Festival (BAFTA qualifying), Cork International Film Festival 2009 (Academy Award and BAFTA qualifying), Rushes Soho Shorts (BAFTA qualifying) and many others...
The Drowners has been added to the BFI National Archive, 2012.