Cate Carson

Cate Carson

Development at Sensorium Pictures
Director, Screenwriter and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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November 2015
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About Cate

I'm a director/writer/producer (and former actor) who has worked in the industry since 2011 - after returning from a formative military and detective career. I've garnered awards from major fests for my feature screenplay, Charlotte Sometimes, and short films, including the Top-20 HBO Project Greenlight film "Whiskey Boys”, and the national wildcard-winning Lionsgate Twilight short "Masque,” which earned me a Women In Film award for directing at the Crystal and Lucy’s.

Previously festival-awarded short films, like “Cleave, and “My Pretty Maura” prepared me for my most recent work, “Of Mine”, which screened at Disney Animation Studios as part of the Alliance of Women Directors Short Film Program (where I was selected out of a competitive pool of highly qualified directors), and recently screened at a few fests including Dances with Films. I am also the co-creator/writer/director for the sci-fi, “PURE" The Series currently in post production, and head of development at my production company, Sensorium Pictures.

Personally, I have a great respect for people from all walks of life, after growing up in trailer parks or my mother’s car, and having to turn down a partial scholarship for acting/film to get my tuition paid by the military. I hold a Bachelor of Science in both Psychology and Criminal Justice, with a minor in drama, which I earned simultaneously while working full time as a detective. Throughout my 15 years in law enforcement and the military, I was a highly-decorated and distinguished leader, instructor, and award recipient but always knew I would be returning to film and television - my true passion. After traveling to 14 countries, and living in Europe for 3.5 years, I also have an appreciation, love for and exposure to culture and the outdoors.

Videos

Loglines

  • The Absolute

    The Absolute Action Mystery Historical Western In 1867, the newfound Secret Service is on a mission to eliminate counterfeiting, but soon discover a well-laid plot to bring the entire U.S. economy to its knees.

  • Charlotte Sometimes

    Charlotte Sometimes Comedy Drama Family Fantasy After losing her mother, a vexed 9 y.o. girl finds a dream machine hidden in her deaf father's workshop, but an unexpected friendship with a quirky boy becomes the real cure to her loneliness.

Credits

  • Of Mine

    Of Mine (2018)
    Film (short) by Sensorium Pictures Director/Writer The Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) teamed with the LA producers of the NPR program, "The Moth" for the inaugural AWD Shoot ‘Em Up Female Filmmaker Series, where you see the evolution of a story to screenplay to film. Six female directors were awarded and given true stories to tell. In "Of Mine", two young sisters are kidnapped by a transient duo from their trailer park and taken to an abandoned mineshaft, where they must escape before they are taken forever.

  • F_ckit

    F_ckit (2017)
    Film Director

  • Snowflake

    Snowflake (2017)
    Film Director

  • The Ascendants Anthology

    The Ascendants Anthology (2016)
    Film Actress

  • Threads That Bind Us

    Threads That Bind Us (2016)
    Film Actress

  • Cleave

    Cleave (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by Sensorium Pictures Director Logline: A blue-collar couple living the “American dream” suffer while remaining loyal to a failing and toxic marriage. Two short films: THEM (18 mins) & HIM/HER (28 mins), two perspectives.

  • Blood Martini

    Blood Martini (2015)
    Film Actress

  • HBO's Project Greenlight Semi-Finalist: Whiskey Boys

    HBO's Project Greenlight Semi-Finalist: Whiskey Boys (2015)
    Film Director

  • Tangled 8

    Tangled 8 (2015)
    Film Actress

  • If Only

    If Only (2015)
    Film Production designer

  • Twilight Storytellers: Masque

    Twilight Storytellers: Masque (2015)
    Film (short) by Sensorium Pictures Director Lionsgate/ #TwilightStories short film top 4 finalist in the national Storytellers competition. Logline: After her transformation, Esme's struggle to overcome her craving for human blood is only intensified by the painful memories of her tragedy-ridden past. In MASQUE, Carlisle helps Esme find hope for the future...and maybe even a family.

  • Status Unknown

    Status Unknown (2015)
    Film (short) by Hart2Hart Productions/Sensorium Pictures Director The true story of an international, lesbian, married couple who are denied a green card and embark on an activist journey to strike down the federal law, proving #lovewins. Proof of concept short for the feature in development.

  • Whiskey Boys

    Whiskey Boys (2014 - 2015)
    by Sensorium Pictures Director TOP 20 selected film for HBO's Project Greenlight 2014 #WHISKEYBOYS. Nominated for Best Drama in the Greenie Awards 2015. Logline: A coming-of-age story about a group of boys, their "bunker", and an adventure that brings them closer to manhood. *Three minute time limit for the competition.

  • In the Bedroom

    In the Bedroom (2014)
    TV Series Actress

  • Erebus

    Erebus (2014)
    Film Actress

  • Moonflower

    Moonflower (2014)
    Film Actress

  • Sain't Anthony

    Sain't Anthony (2014)
    Film Producer

  • Bardo

    Bardo (2013)
    Film Actress

  • Lucid

    Lucid (2013)
    Film Actress

  • Finnigan's War

    Finnigan's War (2013)
    Film Producer

  • La Faim

    La Faim (2012)
    Film Actress

  • Hands

    Hands (2012)
    Film Actress

  • The Final Shift

    The Final Shift (2012)
    Film Actress

  • Super 'Stache

    Super 'Stache (2012)
    Film Actress

  • Capture

    Capture (2012)
    Film Producer

  • My Pretty Maura

    My Pretty Maura (2012)
    Film Director

  • Back to the Beyond

    Back to the Beyond (2011)
    Film Actress

  • Classifieds

    Classifieds (2010)
    Film Actress

  • White

    White (2010)
    Film Actress

  • Pure

    Pure
    TV Serie Director

  • Dead Bounty

    Dead Bounty
    Actress

Awards

  • Lionsgate Wildcard Winning Director
    (2015)

  • HBO Project Greenlight Top 20 Director
    (2015)

  • My Pretty Maura - 2 awards (directed) - short film
    (2012)

  • Adams State College Acting Scholarship Awardee
    (2000)

Education

  • Bridgewater State University
    (2004-2008)

  • US Navy
    (2004-2008)

  • Dov Simens Film Academy
    (2004-2008)

  • Dustin Hoffman Acting Masterclass
    (2004-2008)

  • Kevin Spacey Acting Masterclass
    (2004-2008)

  • Indie Film Sets
    (2004-2008)

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