Cate is an LA-based writer/director with award-winning feature screenplays and short films, including the national wildcard-winning Lionsgate short "Masque,” which also earned her a directing award at the Crystal & Lucy’s. As a director selectee for the Alliance of Women Directors Short Film Program grant, “Of Mine” recently premiered at Disney Studios. Her latest adventure suspense short, "The Plumber”, won the grand jury award at the BlackMagic Collective Film Festival in Nov to kick off a 2021 festival run.
Currently, she is in development of a contained
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 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.
My Friends the Plants
Film Director / Writer
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.
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.
HBO's Project Greenlight Semi-Finalist: Whiskey Boys
Film Art Director/ Assoc. Producer
Film Production designer
Twilight Storytellers: Masque
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.
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.
My Pretty Maura
TV Serie Director
Lionsgate Wildcard Winning Director
HBO Project Greenlight Top 20 Director
My Pretty Maura - 2 awards (directed) - short film
Adams State College Acting Scholarship Awardee
NBC / Universal
Dov Simens Film Academy
Bridgewater State University