Catherine Emmanuel is a Trinidadian/Canadian actor and producer. She started acting in Canada in 2003 and landed her first screen role in Disney's 2004 'Boss Girl' starring Kaley Cuoco and Megan Fox. She studied improv at Toronto's renowned Second City Training Centre and has acted in award-winning films such as Maria Sødahl's 2010 drama 'Limbo' (Best Director, 2010 Montreal World Film Festival) and Damian Marcano's gritty 2013 release 'God Loves The Fighter'. As a producer, she started her documentary career in 2005 working on series and films for broadcasters such as Bravo! TV and ARTE. She produced 'Inward Hunger', an original documentary series on the life of Eric Williams for Channel 4/Savant Ltd. in 2011 and has directed campaign videos for non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity® Trinidad & Tobago and KIND.
Name: Catherine Emmanuel
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Occupation: Actor, Director and Producer
Dreams in Transit
Film (Documentary and Short) Producer Dreams in Transit is a poetic documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and belonging for contemporary migrants. The filmmaker, a London-based Trinidadian, returns to the Caribbean to explore the meaning of 'home' and where it is that both migrants and non-migrants might be said to 'belong'. Using a kaleidoscopic collage approach she talks to a range of people: from fishermen to artists and cultural commentators. Interwoven throughout is a meditative narration and the presence of a mysterious "Dream Woman". Perhaps identity, as the theorist Stuart Hall suggests, is not an already accomplished fact, but rather a production, which is never complete, always in process. Written by Karen Martinez
How Many Times?
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A bride to be finds out her abusive mother is released from prison and has trouble dealing with this news.
A Story About Wendy 2
Film (Comedy, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Following on from A Story about Wendy (2012), when she was dumped by her fiancé and sought to get her life back together, Wendy Phillips returns in the second chapter of her adventures. Excited to start work at Quirky TV as Simone Davies' personal assistant, Wendy proves that she is dedicated and efficient. But when she inadvertently discovers information that reveals what really happened to Simone's previous assistants, Wendy realises that her life is in danger. Written by Anonymous
A Story About Wendy
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress Wendy Phillips' life spirals out of control after the sudden departure of her fiance . Forced to move back in with her parents, Wendy's Mother and childhood best friend, Giselle are concerned that Wendy is hanging out with a deviant, Sylvia. Wendy hopes that landing a job with Television Presenter Simone Davies, will help get her back on her feet, but Simone has other plans for Wendy. Written by Anonymous
Film (Documentary, Short, Drama and Music) Producer All islands aren't created equal. Laid back and relaxed isn't exactly how you'd describe the Caribbean twin-island republic of Trinidad & Tobago, especially Trinidad during its Carnival season.. and as it ramps up to the event of Panorama. 'Pan!' is the story of one country's beloved and frenzied national steelband competition, that turns its city into a musical battleground and friends into impassioned rivals. 'Pan!' follows the bands and players that make it to fever-pitched Finals round of the competition and slowly reveals just who becomes the new Panorama Champ. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Actress 1973. After moving with her kids from Norway to Trinidad, where her husband, Jo, i s stationed as an oil engineer, Sonia discovers two things. That the husband has been having an affair for a long time, and that the change from Norway to a tropical Caribbean island is making big changes in her every day life. Her acquaintances are superficial and preliminary, before they move back home again. At first she tried to cope and keep up the appearances, but with a faltering marriage and no one to talk to she goes into a limbo. Written by OJT
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Grange Avenue tells of a forbidden love affair between a male Chinese immigrant and a white woman set in 1954 Toronto. Julia MacMillan falls for student Raymond Lam after a racial attack outside his Grange Avenue rooming house. Lovers Raymond and Julia embark on a torrid affair until Julia's pregnancy threatens to expose their interracial affair to a hostile society. Can their love survive? Written by Allan Tong
Who Are You Wearin'?
Film (Short and Comedy) Production manager Who Are You Wearin'? is a playful satire/mockumentary that pokes fun at the recent and steadily increasing controversial fad of Third World adoption by some celebrities. What happens when babies from developing countries are yanked from mud huts and thrust into the glitz of the spotlight to replace Gucci bags on the red carpet? Shown in a series of vignettes, what if in the not too distant future the often posed question "Who are you wearing?" on the red carpet is used to mean not what designer clothes you are wearing, but what baby from what developing country? Not meant as an affront to serious adopters, but as a playful poke in the ribs. Written by Kaiso Productions
Not Pretty, Really
Film (Short) Actress Twenty-three good-looking young people respond to questions from an unseen interviewer who asks them about being pretty. Do you know you're good looking; have you ever gotten anything for free for being pretty? At first the responses are enthusiastic, coy, flirtatious, and cheery. Then the downsides tumble out - from not being seen as smart to being treated as an object. What ends up making some people feel not pretty? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Crimes of Fashion
TV Movie (Comedy) Actress Brooke, a plain but creative and hard-working student at the top fashion school in the nation, who has come a long way from her tough childhood spent going from one foster home to another as an orphan. She has always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, and is thrilled to finally be on her way. But, when the grandfather she never knew about passes away, her life is suddenly turned upside down. Not only has he left her his estate, but he's left her in charge of the family business, as mob boss to one of the top crime syndicates that has been trying to go legit. If that isn't enough, the handsome new student she's falling for is actually an undercover FBI agent aiming to get dirt on her to bring down the family empire. Written by Press