C. S. César

C. S. César

Scriptwriter, Production Coordinator at Alottabit Studios
Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Assistant Director and Script Supervisor

Lisbon, Portugal

Member Since:
July 2015
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About C.

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

Videos

Loglines

  • Knitting Out

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    Unnaturals Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Sci-fi What if all the world catastrophes begin in one’s mind? 

  • Wetiko

    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.

Credits

  • Café Mirage

    Café Mirage (2020)
    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

    A Tree Fell Today (2019)
    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

    Damaged but Interesting (2019)
    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.

  • Martha

    Martha (2019)
    Film (short) by Christopher Hayden Runner A young girl suddenly lives the inexplicable phenomena of being alone in a town where everybody mysteriously vanished.

  • Serramoura

    Serramoura (2017 - 2018)
    TV Series by Voz Audiovisual (Crime and Drama) Production Assistant

  • Síndrome de Cinema

    Síndrome de Cinema (2013)
    Film Producer

  • Darkest Kelly

    Darkest Kelly
    TV Serie Writer

  • According to Scott

    According to Scott
    TV Movi Writer

  • BiBee

    BiBee
    Writer

  • Deadlinked

    Deadlinked
    TV Serie Writer

Awards

  • Winner Best Short Script - Art Film Awards (AFA)
    (2021)

  • Winner Best Micro Short Script - Berlin Flash Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Winner Best Short Script - Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF)
    (2021)

  • Honorable Mention - Wiki: The world's fastest screenplay contest!
    (2021)

  • Winner Best Short Script - Golden Sparrow International Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Official Selection - Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival (LAIHFF)
    (2021)

  • Winner - Best Woman Writer - Madras Independent Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Winner Best TV Pilot - New Cinema Lisbon Monthly Film Festival
    (2020)

Education

  • Coursera
    (2020-2020)

  • Universidad de A coruña
    (2015-2016)

  • Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)
    (2012-2015)

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