Catarina César (often called Catarina De Cèzanne) is an independent filmmaker and screenwriter, born in a very small village in the South of Portugal. She speaks 3 languages and holds a master degree in Film/TV production. She has been travelling around the world alone and lived in three different countries for years while looking for a place to belong. Today she is still looking for that place. A place to call home.
She aims to inspire others with her words, especially those who come from geographically disadvantaged countries and small villages, or whose English is not their first language. She plans to raise awareness against modern slavery, nepotism and discrimination towards immigrants.
She writes female-centred period dramas, sci-fi, horror, mystery and witchcraft stories. She started her career as a production assistant and script supervisor for the Spanish series Serramoura and has travelled the world after that, from gig to gig, shorts and international film festivals. She lived and worked in 3 different countries gathering stories, visual inspiration and unique points of view, which also provided her with a wide-skillset from script to screen, production and post-production knowledge.
Her idyllic lifestyle would be to work full-time with other artists, develop and produce film and series, in a Hub that would connect both new/emerging and old-experience voices together, to bound art with business and turn our little world into an endless source of ideas and epiphanies... no matter where.
Experienced in the fields of Development, Production and Post-production. Writing screenplays, Pitch decks and TV bibles across the genres of mystery/suspense, sci-fi, drama, and romance.
Unique traits: Trilingual Portuguese/Spanish/English
Knitting Out Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Drama Tullah (Tallulah), a socially awkward weaver descends into depravity and obsession after falling in love and losing her virginity to a detached man.
The Promotion Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Thriller That night, the richest man in the world left us all locked in the office with only one single rule: The last one standing would earn his big promotion. What would you do? How far would you go to win it?
Maze of illusions Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller ⋄ Drama A schizophrenic student is trapped between reality and illusion that threatens his world and everyone around him.
Darkest Kelly Budget: $30M+ | Mystery ⋄ Historical ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama In 1761, Dorcas Kelly was executed for being a witch, brothel keeper and the first Irish serial killer. This is her story.
The Maries (As Marias) Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent ⋄ Sci-fi Portugal, 90’s. After a mysterious explosion in a small town, where nothing ever happens, four teenage girls question life while unravelling a series of paranormal events, which results in the disappearance of one of them. PS: The photography on the poster is not mine.
Linked Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Sci-fi While travelling to the most unknown places around the world, Martha witnesses inexplicable phenomenons that lead to the disappearance of her partner, David.
The Beckoning Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Horror On a strange night, a philosophy student gets her logic defied during an obscure bus trip when she, and the other four passengers, get stuck in an endless night.
Unnaturals Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Sci-fi What if all the world catastrophes begin in one’s mind?
Wetiko Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent ⋄ Drama A road-movie short-film about Corona Virus following the life of three young adults who run away from their past.
Film by Neilson Black Costume and Wardrobe Department A British foreigner moves to Paris to work in a cafe and become a Parisian. But realizes he isn't welcome when he gets there. So he starts a support group to fight for his right to stay and save the cafe from closing.
A Tree Fell Today
Film (short) (Drama) Script and Continuity Department Elise revisits the traumatic memories of her lover Jessica committing suicide due to the catastrophic death of their child, struggling to escape the eternal circle of anguish and misery she tries to move forward but she is stuck in an endless loop.
Damaged but Interesting
Film by Dan Emmons (Comedy and Drama) Script and Continuity Department Art Jensen, struggling writer, is having an existential crisis and it's only Monday; he doesn't know if he is Dickens or a dickhead. He wants his play produced in the West End but he can't get a break so he spends his days on the sofa watching daytime TV and taking mood elevators. His agent, Dickie Diamond, calls wanting news on a new project while Art wants to know if his previous work has sold. Sally, his long-suffering girlfriend, turns up asking him awkward questions he's not in the right frame of mind to answer.
Film (short) by Christopher Hayden Runner A young girl suddenly lives the inexplicable phenomena of being alone in a town where everybody mysteriously vanished.
TV Series by Voz Audiovisual (Crime and Drama) Production Assistant
Síndrome de Cinema
TV Serie Writer
According to Scott
TV Movi Writer
TV Serie Writer
Winner Best Short Script - Art Film Awards (AFA)
Winner Best Micro Short Script - Berlin Flash Film Festival
Winner Best Short Script - Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF)
Honorable Mention - Wiki: The world's fastest screenplay contest!
Winner Best Short Script - Golden Sparrow International Film Festival
Official Selection - Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival (LAIHFF)
Winner - Best Woman Writer - Madras Independent Film Festival
Winner Best TV Pilot - New Cinema Lisbon Monthly Film Festival
Universidad de A coruña
Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)