Kathaleen is a self-taught screenwriter who visualizes and re-writes scenes in her head until she’s satisfied with the “whole” before she starts writing. Along the way Kathaleen was mentored by William Kelly ("Witness" ) and apprenticed with William Stratton, who was doing TV Movies of the Week and she helped him with a “Gunsmoke” feature film.
A graduate of USC Dental School, she quit writing screenplays a couple years after graduation but returned to writing after retiring from running ArtWorks on the Square, an art center in Fayetteville, GA. She won prestigious awards in the beginning and continues to place as a finalist and winner in national contest.
Kathaleen is also a professional artist and photographer and served as the Art Commissioner for the City of Ojai, California. She is currently on the City Council of Fayetteville Georgia just outside Atlanta.
Given her time both leading and participating in groups from the artistic to the governmental, Kathaleen is adept at teamwork and creative collaboration.
Whether she’s out painting a desert somewhere, or photographing something unique, or rewriting her latest script for the umpteenth time, she always produces noteworthy work.
Unique traits: Thinks visually, self-starter, ignited by challenges, loves to travel and explore.
In Search of Terra Firma Drama (Short Film) A woman seeks isolation and refuge in the desert.
Raven's Oath Biography ⋄ Drama True story about an American Indian girl who makes an oath that one day she will own a home without the help of either a bank or a man, both of which she learned to distrust during the Great Depression.
The Tattoos Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama (SHORT FILM) When a Southern pizza parlor owner, whose life has been a train wreck, interviews a young teen seeking a job, she discovers they have similar hidden tattoos for similar reasons.
The Valedictorian Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Crime ⋄ Thriller A rural high school valedictorian is 'special ordered' because of her high IQ and beauty by a mysterious Colombian cartel patron, only he gets more than he bargained for, especially when her Vietnam Vet grandmother gets involved.
Deja Voodoo Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Independent ⋄ Romance After crossing paths in the ER, a busted-up biker must convince his female emergency room doctor that he knows her and stop her from making the same mistake she did a long time ago.
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family ⋄ Thriller A divorced mother fights to save her jailed teen son's baby from its drug addict mother and a flawed Child Protective Service.
Jo Shelby's Last March Budget: $10M - $30M | Adventure ⋄ Biography In this true story, at the end of the Civil War, an undefeated Confederate general leads Southern statesmen and officers deep into Mexico with the hope of starting over, only Mexico is embroiled in its own civil war and now its the color of his skin that threatens everything.
Film (short) by FadeIn/FadeOut folv.org Writer
Winner - Artemis Women in Action Film Festival
Finalist - Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Best Logline for Action/Adventure - Story Pitches.com
InRoads Screenwriting Fellowship - Finalist
Top Ten Finalist - Stage 22
Quarter Finalist - Creative Writers Award (CWA)
Grand Prize American Movie Award for New Writer
Finalist Kansas City Women in Film Short Screenplay
Semi-Finalist CineStory Foundation