Catherine is about to go into pre-production on NUCLEAR, a supernatural thriller which she co-wrote with David-John Newman and which will be her feature directorial debut. The film is financed by Ffilm Cymru Wales and BFI and will be shot in North Wales.
Catherine began her career as an academic before working for the BBC as a documentary director. During this time she also wrote stories for BBC Radio 4 and two stage plays, and began writing for film and developing her own work as a writer/director.
Her first feature as a writer, DREAMING OF JOSEPH LEES, (produced by Midsummer Films, director Eric Styles) was a Fox Searchlight production starring Samantha Morton and Rupert Graves. This was followed by more feature scripts including THE COUNTING HOUSE, an Italian-Chinese horror which she co-wrote; CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’, a Romanian feature which she co-wrote with Cristian Nemescu and Tudor Voican, won the Grand Prix, Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2007.
Her shorts include THE BLACK DOG starring David Threlfall, NADGER (BAFTA Cymru winner) and most recently THINGS THAT FALL FROM THE SKY starring Ophelia Lovibond and Steven Waddington.
She is currently developing a number of feature and fiction projects. These include a film about Beryl Bainbridge, a novel about the Foreign Legion as well as RESOLUTE, a feature set in the Canadian Arctic, produced by Michael Dobbin and IN CAMERA, a theatre/cinema reworking of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play, Huis Clos, which she is developing with National Theatre Wales.