Cat Ellington is an American songwriter/composer, casting director, poet, author, voice-over actress, and entrepreneur from Chicago, IL. Widely known for her contributions in music, movies, and literature, Ellington, a creative writer since childhood, wrote her first song, titled "The Baby's Song," in 1981 when she was 10-years-old. And since then, she has composed hundreds of song works that span 24 musical genres.
Vital Vision Productions, a film production company based in Chicago, hired Cat to cast Dual Mania in 1993. The thriller was written and produced by her husband, Joseph Strickland. Ellington was responsible for placing not only the principal players in the film but also the supporting players. She completed the task in 1996, marking her debut in the film industry.
In literature, her prolific bibliography lists over two dozen books, including the Reviews by Cat Ellington series.
In the music industry, the works of Cat Ellington include the debut releases of Dual Mania (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) and Instrumentals: Music from the Motion Picture Dual Mania. She supplies original music to both, including "The Book of Us," "I'm Still in Love," "Something in Your Eyes," "Gett Out," and "I Do," the winner of the 2019 Vegas Movie Award for Best Song.
Unique traits: Talks with her hands.
Dual Mania (2018) Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A psychological thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.
Instrumentals: Music from the Motion Picture Dual Mania
Music by Vital Vision Records (Music) Composer | Producer Composed by award-winning writers Cat Ellington and Joseph Strickland, Instrumentals: Music from the Motion Picture Dual Mania is an instrumental album featuring compositions from the multi-award-winning film of the same name. Produced by Princeton Brown and Greg Schutte for Vital Vision Records, the works in this compilation first appeared, with vocals, on the soundtrack to Dual Mania in 2020.
Dual Mania (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music by Vital Vision Records (Music) Songwriter | Composer | Producer Dual Mania: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a 2CD soundtrack album from the award-winning film of the same name. The album's first disc features original songs written by American songwriter Cat Ellington and performed by vocalists Jaki Cavins and DeCarlo Jackson. And the second disc features the original film score composed by American instrumentalist Marcus Robson.
Film by Vital Vision Productions/Joseph Strickland (Thriller) Music Department | Casting Department | Casting Director | Additional Crew Recent graduate Dr. Steve Livingston, a new arrival into a prominent Chicago psychotherapist firm, has undertaken a new patient named Tommy who has a troubled past. The new doctor is determined to understand and evaluate the patient's unpredictable and violent behavior. But throughout his examination, the doctor is experiencing problems of his own at home. Although recently engaged to his beautiful fiancée Lydia, Steve still has his own sexual tendencies towards women who appear unexpectedly in his life. Meanwhile, the patient's condition is getting worse - much more so than the doctor realizes. And a dangerous game is about to begin.
Dual Mania | Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque Bronze Award for Best Feature Film
Vegas Movie Award for Best Song - "I Do" (Dual Mania (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
Dual Mania | Pinnacle Film Awards Winner of Silver Award for Best Feature Film
Dual Mania | Pinnacle Film Awards Winner of Gold Award for Best Screenplay
Dual Mania | Royal Wolf Film Awards Winner of Silver Award for Best of the Month (October)
Dual Mania | Royal Wolf Awards Winner of Silver Award for Best of the Month (September)
Cat Ellington | John C. Haines Literary Award for Gifted Young Writers