Born in France, Canadian award-winning author ANNE CATTARUZZA made herself known as an actress to the Quebec audience in a television series.
On January 24th 2020, Anne won The Kairos Prize at the 28th Movie Guide Awards in Los Angeles for her screenplay Searching for Sheida, co-authored with Kim Feeney and based on her first novel. In June 13, the script won two other awards in Canada: The Word Guild Awards & The Art of Film Making Screenplay Festival.
Searching for Sheida was originally published in French under the title À la recherche de Shéïda by Scripsi Editions in Europe & Quebec in 2014, for which she won the 2016 Word Guild Fiction Award. Anne was also a finalist in 2017 for the English published version.
Anne released a sequel, Le peuple caché (The Hidden People) in October 2018. Her second novel once again took the prize at The Word Guild Awards (French Fiction) last June 2019.
Anne is currently a member of The Word Guild (Christian Canadian Guild of authors) and a member of ISA (International Screenwriters Association).
• Kairos Prize Award-winner for Searching for Sheida (the script),2020, USA
• The Art of Film Making Screenplay Festival for Searching for Sheida (the script), 2020, CANADA
• Word Guild Award-winner for Searching for Sheida (the script), 2020, CANADA
• Word Guild Award-winner for Le peuple caché (The Hidden People), 2019, CANADA
• Word Guild finalist for Searching for Sheida (the novel), 2017, Toronto, CANADA
• Word Guild Award-winner for À la recherche de Shéïda (French version of Searching for Sheida, the novel), 2016, Toronto, CANADA
• “Festival des Radiophonies” finalist (Radiophony Festival) for Coppélia, 2004, Paris (France)
SEARCHING FOR SHEIDA Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller When a journalist learns about the persecution of a Christian woman in Iran, she travels to the Middle East in an attempt to rescue her and discovers a dark secret from the past that will change both their destinies forever.