Katherine Castro

Katherine Castro

Cinematographer and director of photography in Brooklyn, New York

About Katherine

My name is Katherine Castro; I studied architecture and photography while living in the Dominican Republic. I returned to Boston in 2008 to continue my studies in photography but began working in film and TV, gaining a love for visual storytelling and invaluable experience on productions of all size and scale. My background, world view and personal experiences have helped shape my ability to tell compelling stories in a beautiful and honest ways. My love for architecture, design and photography lend to my unique style and viewpoint. Constantly learning and challenging myself, I am always looking for new ways to approach old problems and strives to solve new ones in creative ways.


Name: Katherine Castro

Lives in: Brooklyn, New York

Occupation: Cinematographer and Director of Photography

Credits

  • Stronger

    Stronger (2017)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

  • Detroit

    Detroit (2017)
    Film (Drama, History and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States history. The story is centered around The Algiers Motel Incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women. Written by Salam

  • Super Troopers 2

    Super Troopers 2 (2017)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department Plot is unknown.

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

  • La Oposicion

    La Oposicion (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer LA OPOSICIÓN explores immigration policy under the new Trump administration. When officers for the Department of Homeland Security are ordered to aggressively monitor immigration targets in the USA, they start to question their own culpability in the new system.

  • Dying to Be Loved

    Dying to Be Loved (2016)
    Film (short) by John W. Burke (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department After his Grandmother's funeral, Eric stops at his favorite diner to grab a bite. Suddenly, he begins choking. Will this be his last bite or will he find courage for his life and his love?

  • Brewland

    Brewland (2016)
    Film by Mike Sills (Documentary) Cinematographer It's a "coming of age" tale about the Craft Beer industry that's growing at a seemingly unsustainable pace in an ever-changing environment. One where a simple question, "What is Craft Beer?" has a complex and emotional answer.

  • Live by Night

    Live by Night (2016)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying... Written by Anonymous

  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day (2016)
    Film (Crime, Drama, History and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Scenes from the Underground

    Scenes from the Underground (2016)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (2016)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

  • The Wrong Car

    The Wrong Car (2016)
    TV Movie (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The morning after Trudy, a law school student, unsuspectingly steps into what she believes to be a "NetCar" black sedan, she wakes up confused and alone in a seedy motel-the victim of a roofie and sexual assault. Frustrated by the slow pace of the justice system, she takes matters into her own hands. Becoming NetCar driver herself, Trudy goes on a crusade to find and stop the serial rapist to whom she fell victim.

  • The Stone & The Stars

    The Stone & The Stars (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A young woman faces the loss of a childhood friendship. As she wades through memories she faces her fears of moving forward, guided by a familiar folktale.

  • La Petite Mort

    La Petite Mort (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer Two eighty-year-old ladies have been best friends for decades. When they are given an opportunity of a lifetime only one of them may claim, what's been lurking beneath the surface of their friendship is exposed with unexpected and funny results.

  • Period Piece

    Period Piece (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer A new web series about women in different periods of history - having their periods.

  • Ted 2

    Ted 2 (2015)
    Film by Seth MacFarlane (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Months after John's divorce, Ted and Tami-Lynn's marriage seems on the same road. To patch things up, Ted and Tami-Lynn plan to have a child with John's help, but their failed efforts backfire disastrously. Namely, Ted is declared property by the government and he loses all his civil rights. Now, Ted must fight a seemingly hopeless legal battle with an inexperienced young lawyer to regain his rightful legal status. Unfortunately, between Ted's drunken idiocies and sinister forces interested in this situation to exploit him, Ted's quest has all the odds against him. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Unfinished Business

    Unfinished Business (2015)
    Film by Ken Scott (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. Written by 20th Century Fox

  • Amor Sangre

    Amor Sangre (2015)
    Film (short) by Geena Matuson (Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer The film follows a 426-year-old vampire, the out-of-touch Lucianna, as she kidnaps a housewife with whom she's fallen in love. Veronica, a wholesome, old fashioned mother of two, is whisked away to a 'love nest,' and Lucianna tries desperately to make Veronica her loving bride. Comedy ensues when the couple meet Serena, a witty prostitute, who goes from being their next meal to a lifelong friend. With her help, can Lucianna win Veronica's heart? Written by Geena Matuson

  • I Am Monroe?

    I Am Monroe? (2015)
    Film by Nathan Suher (Drama) Cinematographer This surreal period piece will leave you guessing... A young Norma Jeane dies a mysterious death. When she awakens, she finds herself in a womb-like realm, a limbo between the past and future. Norma Jeane, portrayed by Andrea Kinch, glances at her reflection in a mirror to find her being is no longer in her own, familiar body, but is now a woman in a womb realm. She quickly learns that passage from one realm into the next can only be achieved by facing a series of challenges; one must be subjected to their past misfortunes, sins and "happy memories" in order to move on. Alongside 'Woman in the Womb' played by Jocelyn Padilla is character Laine, a whimsical spirit guide aiding the new soul on her journey in this mirror-like, warped realm. However, things are quickly shaken when horrific images appear in a magic mirror. 'Red Death,' an evil, mysterious succubus portrayed by Lindsey E. Cork, plays minds games and tries desperately to keep 'Woman In The Womb' from progressing. Will 'The ... Written by Jocelyn Padilla

  • Skin and Bones

    Skin and Bones (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Follows a young girl battling image issues after being forced into modeling by her mother.

  • Tumbledown

    Tumbledown (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Music and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Hannah (Hall) is beginning to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of her latest biography, when she meets Andrew (Sudeikis), a brash writer from New York, who has a different take on her husband's life - and death. The unlikely pair must collaborate to put together the famous singer's story and begin to write the next chapter of their lives. Written by Anonymous

  • The Devil You Know

    The Devil You Know (2015)
    Television (Drama and History) Camera and Electrical Department A drama set in 17th century New England during the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

  • The Equalizer

    The Equalizer (2014)
    Film by Antoine Fuqua (Action, Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • Olive Kitteridge

    Olive Kitteridge (2014)
    Television (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community. Written by HBO

  • Chasing Life

    Chasing Life (2014)
    Television by Ricardo Álvarez Canales (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department April Carver, whose world has just started to look up, is diagnosed with leukemia. With the support of her family and best friend, she might just be able to fight it.

  • Skinheads in Love

    Skinheads in Love (2014)
    Film (short) by Dirk Craft (Comedy, Music and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department The sexual misadventures of two head shaved NYC punks.

  • Continuum

    Continuum (2014)
    Film (short) by James Doh (Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A young artist copes with terminal illness and looks back on the most important things in her life and makes a realization about the timeless nature of the human spirit.

  • Missing William

    Missing William (2014)
    Film by Kenn MacRae (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew An artist ceases living a life of her own to care for her severely injured husband when a long-lost childhood friend attempts to help her find her own life again. Written by Anonymous

  • The Judge

    The Judge (2014)
    Film by David Dobkin (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. Written by Warren D'Souza

  • Infinitely Polar Bear

    Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department In the late 70's, in Boston, the bipolar Cameron "Cam" Stuart lives with his mulatto wife Maggie and their daughters Amelia and Faith in an isolated house in the countryside. When Cam is fired from his job, he has a mental breakdown and Maggie is forced to institutionalize him. When he is released, he moves to a small apartment while Maggie works to support the children. She decides to apply to an MBA to improve her income and she is accepted by the Columbia University in New York. She asks Cam to take care of the girls for eighteen months and he agrees despite his fears. Maggie moves to New York and Cam is responsible for Amelia and Faith education. Will the scheme work? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Naked As We Came

    Naked As We Came (2013)
    Film by Richard LeMay (Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?

  • The Heat

    The Heat (2013)
    Film by Paul Feig (Action, Comedy and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • The Makeover

    The Makeover (2013)
    TV Movie by John Gray (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department This is an update of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" that changes the genders of the main characters. Hannah Higgins attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into a viable candidate and inadvertently learns something of Elliot's side of life. Written by Infrequent Contributor

  • The Way Way Back

    The Way Way Back (2013)
    Film by Jim Rash (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Duncan (Liam James) is not a popular kid and it doesn't look like the summer is going to offer anything better for him. His mother's boyfriend has invited them to his beach house where Duncan is expected to improve his personality and physical appearance, and meet girls. But his would-be step-sister doesn't want anything to do with him and his shy demeanor makes it difficult for him to meet anybody new. When Duncan wanders into the Water Wizz, the local water park, he meets adult employees who are just having fun. Owen (Sam Rockwell) lets Duncan work with him and their new-found bond will help each other mature and find their place in life. Which for Duncan means standing up to his would-be step-father, having a conversation with the girl next door and being more comfortable with who he is. Written by napierslogs

  • Gilded Lilys

    Gilded Lilys (2013)
    TV Movie by Brian Kirk (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Set in 1895, show revolves around the opening of the first luxury hotel in New York City and all the intermingling of love, treachery and disdain between the classes set against a backdrop of vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets and conflict and co-mingling of classes. Written by ABC

  • Clear History

    Clear History (2013)
    TV Movie by Greg Mottola (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A PR specialist refuses to market a car called a "Howard" - a colossal error that loses him a billion dollars and makes him a national joke. He loses his hair, shaves his beard, takes a new name, and moves to Martha's Vineyard. Jump ten years: "Rolly" is a popular local whose sangfroid evaporates when the Howard's inventor moves to the island. Rolly, his old self unrecognizable, hatches a plan to rid the island of his nemesis; he also decides to woo the billionaire's wife. Fellatio, a former girlfriend, a woman who's lost weight, her boyfriend, the band Chicago, a menacing Chechen, a bus load of ill children, and a pair of ne'er-do-wells with experience with explosives figure in the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • R.I.P.D.

    R.I.P.D. (2013)
    Film by Robert Schwentke (Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse. Written by Immanuel A.

  • Grown Ups 2

    Grown Ups 2 (2013)
    Film by Dennis Dugan (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department After having the greatest time of his life three summers ago, Lenny (Adam Sandler), decides he wants to move his family back to his hometown and have them grow up with his gang of childhood friends and their kids. But between old bullies, new bullies, schizophrenic bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, psycho grade school girlfriends and 400 costumed party crashes he finds out that sometimes crazy follows you. Written by Happy Madison

  • Teamsters

    Teamsters (2013)
    TV Movie (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Provides a first-hand glimpse of the legendary union in the most aggressive and territorial city in America: Boston. Here, the Teamsters Local 25 battle for the rights of their 11,000 members.

  • Fairhaven

    Fairhaven (2012)
    Film by Tom O'Brien (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A former high school football star and one time college athlete, Jon has landed back in the place of his youth -- Fairhaven -- a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. Now in his early thirties, and with the promise of younger days seemingly washed ashore, Jon's vague feelings of dissatisfaction are crystallized by a television interview with his football hero Tom Brady, who proclaims that, even after three super bowl wins, "There's got to be something more than this." Jon recounts his epiphany to Sam, old friend and schoolmate who married early, fathered early, divorced early and never left town. Sam made his own peace with small town life years ago, and is happy enough just to provide a stable home for his loving daughter, Cara, while secretly still pining for his beautiful ex-wife Kate. Together, Jon and Sam anticipate the return of Dave, the third member of their once-indomitable trio. Having left town seven years ago and never looked back, Dave is finally returning to ... Written by Production

  • Here Comes the Boom

    Here Comes the Boom (2012)
    Film by Frank Coraci (Action, Comedy and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

  • Remember Your Death

    Remember Your Death (2011)
    Film (short) by Gregory Croteau (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department America in economic ruin and the men and women left to clean up the mess.

  • Source

    Source (2011)
    Film (short) by William H. Simmons (Action, Drama and Sci-Fi) Production designer A century after the nuclear holocaust, mankind drifts towards the precipice of extinction. The discovery of a source of infinite energy ignites hope for the future, but its whereabouts are shrouded in secrecy and controlled by those who crave power. After an enslaved mercenary uncovers the truth, he must decide whether to fight for survival or sacrifice for the greater good. Written by Anonymous

  • A Hollywood Zone

    A Hollywood Zone (2011)
    Film (short) by Monique N. Reed (Drama, Family and Fantasy) Actress Kevin's life changes when he is thrust into the limelight only to discover everything that glitters is not gold, especially in the Hollywood Zone.

  • Zombie

    Zombie (2010)
    Film (short) by Thomas Caruso (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Miscellaneous Crew A mild-mannered Jeffrey Dahmer-esque serial killer commits his final crime. What makes a 'seemingly normal' person crack? The unsettling answer: We don't know. From the award-winning novella by the famous American author Joyce Carol Oates, and the acclaimed, critically-lauded Off-Broadway play. Featuring the award-winning performance of Bill Connington as 'Quentin P.' Who are our neighbors, really? Sometimes we don't like the answer. Written by zombiethefilm

  • Whatever Makes You Happy

    Whatever Makes You Happy (2010)
    Film by A.T. Sayre (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Based on Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Whatever Makes You Happy is an exploration of the all too common trappings of dissatisfaction and infidelity in the relationships of urban twenty somethings. Anna is a practical and bookish grad student. She lives a comfortable, yet safe life of study, friends, and her long time boyfriend Kevin. Alex is a musician, living the carefree urban hipster lifestyle, perfectly happy to coast through life unencumbered. Everything changes when by chance Anna and Alex meet through friends and connect in a way neither of them expected. This unlikely pair start a fiercely heated affair, putting both of their worlds in jeopardy. Is what they have together enough to survive the damage it causes? Written by A.T. Sayre

  • Knight and Day

    Knight and Day (2010)
    Film by James Mangold (Action, Comedy and Romance) Art department June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other. Written by IMDb Editors

  • Boston's Finest

    Boston's Finest (2010)
    TV Movie (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A female detective teams with a disgraced ex-cop to solve crimes and untangle the conspiracy that sent him underground.

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