Hey, I'm Catherine!

St. Louis, Missouri

I am an actor/writer/director/musician who moved to the midwest for love from NYC. I am also a teaching artist, and feel blessed to do the work I do. I have taught at the Vassar NY Stage & Film program, the Broadway Theatre Institute, and been a guest artist and performer nationally and internationally starting at a young age. I'm an NEA grant receipient for my feature length screenplay Parallel Chords and have been commissioned to write 3 other films. It's been a long journey but after directing a short version of film, Parallel Chords (overture), which screened over 30 times nationally in festivals, (Won Best Short Film, Best Sound, Jury Award for Excellence in Music, Curator's Pick /Cash prize WIF Seattle)  we have now completed post production for the feature version of the film. I love other filmmakers and it is important to me to support other creatives making their own way. I adore Seed & Spark!

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Broken Vessels

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Jane, a person with cancer, discovers with the help of a new friend Naomi, that she may be more powerful than she had ever imagined.

105%

This project got the green light!

Drought

Wilmington, North Carolina Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

The summer after high school, Sam searches for a better life for herself and younger brother with Autism.

114%

This project got the green light!

Solus

Memphis, Tennessee Film Short
Fantasy, Thriller

Enslaved to a gothic, Victorian house of the underworld, an orphan plots her escape but is haunted by the secrets lurking within.

103%

This project got the green light!

Paris is in Harlem

New York City, New York Film Feature
Drama, Musical

A multi-character mosaic set in 2017, on the day the infamous Cabaret or No Dancing Law was repealed in NYC.

111%

This project got the green light!

Who's Paisley? (An Expression of Love)

St. Louis, Missouri Film Short
Drama, Music

In the midst of a manic episode, a young, eccentric songwriter must confront her conscience-stricken, veteran father.

80%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

42 Seconds

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama

After two strangers share a connection; one of them questions the encounter after discovering the tragedy that brought them together.

103%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

101%

This project got the green light!

Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

Kearney, Buffalo County Film Short
Drama, Experimental

A paranoid late night phone call becomes a reflection on nature and death, in the calm expanse of a crane sanctuary.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Gift

San Francisco, California Film Short
Fantasy, Drama

In a parallel universe, an isolated girl who is bullied for her uncommonly large ears finds solace in an unusual friendship with a crow.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Cold Days of Summer

Utica, New York Film Feature
Crime, Drama

A boxer battles injury, criminals, and an authoritarian school board to save his scholarship and learn the true cost of the American dream

92%

This project got the green light!

Emma Was Here

Medford, Oregon Film Feature
Drama

A terminally-ill woman goes on a trip with friends before deciding whether she will go through with her choice of physician-assisted dying.

96%

This project got the green light!

Gleahan and the Knaves of Industry

Duluth, Minnesota Film Feature
Adventure, Comedy

An opportunistic asshole joins the quest of a delusional man who thinks he’s in a fantasy world.

80%

This project got the green light!

AUGGIE

Fairfield, Connecticut Film Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Forced into early retirement, a man falls in love with his new augmented reality companion, driving away his wife and daughter.

103%

This project got the green light!

LION KILLER

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Drama

Fighting Solves Everything

109%

This project got the green light!

Parallel Chords

St. Louis, Missouri Film Feature
Drama, Music

A young violinist struggles to break free from her pianist father to find her own voice.

115%

This project got the green light!

The Way It Goes

Shawnee, Johnson County Film Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township, New Jersey Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.

122%

This project got the green light!

Between Heaven and Hell

Riverside, California Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

On 11/22/63, John F. Kennedy, CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley all died within moments of each other and meet in a place “somewhere beyond death”

91%

This project got the green light!

Project Gaslight

Rochester, Minnesota Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

New tenants harbor a secret that jeopardizes a young family as the pregnant wife descends into paranoia and delusion.

100%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis, Indiana Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette, Louisiana Film Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.

83%

This project got the green light!

Stormie

Santa Maria, California Film Feature
Biography, Drama

An adopted Hispanic teenager looks for his birth family in an attempt to find his place of belonging.

151%

This project got the green light!

Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.

113%

This project got the green light!

nēar

Stockton, California Film Feature
Crime, Drama

"nēar" follows 17-year-old Julian upon his escape from the hospital on Christmas Eve, the day which is literally the last day of his life.

85%

This project got the green light!

I'll Be Around

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Comedy

Against the backdrop of a post-punk music festival, a handful of 30-somethings deal with a wide variety of social and philosophical issues

82%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (feature development)

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

The absurdly dramatic coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who launches a rebellion when she drops acid and goes home to her parents.

94%

This project got the green light!

This Is Our Home

Media, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

A struggling couple's weekend getaway goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming he's their son.

120%

This project got the green light!

High Note

Friday Harbor, Washington Film Feature
Crime, Musical

Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Film Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

Big Dog City

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Drama, Other

Set within Bay Area art/slacker culture, we follow two characters as they weave across a place and identity which doesn't fit them anymore.

81%

This project got the green light!

"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.

152%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Bloomington, Indiana Film Feature
Drama

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

104%

This project got the green light!

Bedsheet Man

Bradenton, Florida Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

A middle aged man looses his son to suicide only to find a strange way to cope with his grief. He becomes the superhero that his son always

103%

This project got the green light!

Mini Lights

Saint Petersburg, Florida Film Feature
Horror

A group of skaters roams the haunted nooks of St. Petersburg Fl. where an unquenchable tragedy watches from the darkness waiting for a host.

155%

This project got the green light!

worst.christmas.ever.

Youngstown, Ohio Film Feature
Comedy, Teen

A dark comedy about a 15-year-old girl whose entire world falls apart after she discovers that she's pregnant on Christmas Eve.

106%

This project got the green light!

A Stray Ember

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

The agoraphobic victim of a home invasion takes to the road in a motor home, but a figure from her past threatens her new found freedom.

80%

This project got the green light!

Just Like The Men

Bellingham, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, History

Two girls find a lost screenplay and decide to give history the middle finger.

100%

This project got the green light!

Minneapolis (the movie)

Minneapolis, Minnesota Film Feature
Comedy, Family

A cocky news anchor team gets stuck "mentoring" an at-risk teen. Shenanigans and dastardly weather conditions ensue…

102%

This project got the green light!

WILLIE, JAMALEY & THE CACACOON

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Adventure, Comedy

Two misfits adventure out to prove the existence of a local mythological creature.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Blue Whale

Catoosa, Oklahoma Film Feature
Teen, Drama

In 1980's rural Oklahoma a teenage boy meets a girl from California who helps him break out of his shell and learn the truth of his heritage

93%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Rainmaker

Missoula, Montana Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A young mother struggles with the demon of her eating disorder and the implication that it holds for her six-year-old daughter.

83%

This project got the green light!

Virtually

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

A woman struggling in a post-apocalyptic wasteland discovers a VR machine and finds love while repeating the same VR sunset over and over.

112%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Taste

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

A dark drama about a Scottish Michelin-star Chef who relives memories of his childhood through cooking.

101%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

85%

This project got the green light!

Clementine

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A heartbroken woman stows away to her estranged lover's lake house where she becomes entangled with a teenage girl.

111%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.

115%

This project got the green light!

e.ro.sion, noun

Jersey City, New Jersey Film Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Following the ending of a relationship, a girl slips into a parallel reality where her heart and soul slowly disappear before her eyes.

103%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Half the Picture

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Table 21

St. Louis, Missouri Film Short
Comedy, Romance

When the intriguing affairs of a mysterious couple are disrupted, the unpredictable unfolds.

86%

This project got the green light!

Building the American Dream

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Documentary

In the deadliest state for construction, undocumented workers fight for reform of the Texas industry while under the threat of deportation.

93%

This project got the green light!

SHE SINGS TO THE STARS

Bristol, Vermont Film Feature
Drama, Mystery

The desert. A Native American grandmother. Her half-Mexican grandson. A white, aging magician. What's real? And who are the real magicians?

88%

This project got the green light!

The Gospel According to Stephenson

Colorado Springs, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Sci-Fi

A "real-life" vampire capitalizes on our pop-culture vampire obsession to start his own religion.

100%

This project got the green light!

Keep the Change

New York, United States Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

A young man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with a young woman who challenges his desire to appear ‘normal’.

106%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

The wHOLE

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

“The wHOLE” is a gritty drama illuminating solitary confinement made in collaboration with those closest to the issue.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Light of The Moon

Brooklyn, New York Film Feature
Drama

After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.

88%

This project got the green light!

Sleeping With Earrings On

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Maggie’s marrying the woman of her dreams but will tension between her sisters ruin the day?

166%

This project got the green light!

Blackwell Summers Mysteries

New York City, New York Series
Action, Mystery

Ladies of Blackwell Summers Detective Agency puts suckas to shame and take them lames out the game!!

100%

This project got the green light!

Three Fingers

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee Film Short
Drama, War

The battle continues long after the war...

101%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Videoblogs

Brooklyn, New York Film Feature
Drama

A feature film about a lonely young woman who reaches out through The Screen.

108%

This project got the green light!

She Lights Up Well

Detroit, Michigan Film Feature
Comedy

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.

96%

This project got the green light!

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