Reinhard Joseph Cate

Reinhard Joseph Cate

Ripple Labs
Editor, Producer, Screenwriter and Host/presenter

San Francisco, California

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March 2014
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About Reinhard

Reinhard is a Filipino-American writer, producer and director based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a former journalist and researcher, Reinhard’s work has taken him around the world including on the ground in two conflict zones. These diverse experiences have inspired and fuel his storytelling manifested in screenwriting.

As a journalist, his photo, video, and written work has appeared in the BBC World News, ABC News, Frontline World, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Fox News Latino, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Alpinist Magazine, Foodable Network, Santa Clara Magazine, and EPIC Magazine.

Additionally, Reinhard’s writing, photo and video work is regularly published by Ripple Labs where he works as a Senior Media Producer. At Ripple, Reinhard manages both internal and external media production from large scale events to series. He also hosts and produces an internet show for the company called The Ripple Drop.

Reinhard has also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan as a Department of the Army Civilian, conducting research and advising U.S. Army Special Forces teams from 2011-2012. The experience was the basis for his first script Ghazni which was a ScreenCraft Drama Semi Finalist (2018), ScreenCraft Action Quarter Finalist (2018), Austin Film Festival Second Rounder (2016 & 2020) and an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Top 10% (2020).

Reinhard holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University (2007), a Master of Arts in Journalism from New York University (2010) and a Master of Science in Development Economics from the University of San Francisco (2016).




  • Outside the Wire

    Outside the Wire Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Thriller When an idealistic civilian analyst volunteers to help a Special Forces team secure a key village from the Taliban, he quickly finds that violence and double dealing are the only currency that's respected and is forced to choose between his ideals and the success of the mission.

  • Where the Road Ends

    Where the Road Ends Budget: $5M - $10M | Western War In allied occupied Austria after WWII, an African-American soldier working for the OSS is forced to partner with a vengeful female Holocaust survivor and a ruthless Soviet Intel officer to find stolen gold before it disappears down Nazi ratlines.

  • First Ascent

    First Ascent Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller Horror While searching for her missing brother, a photojournalist is recruited to help an arrogant billionaire climb a sacred peak in Bhutan, but an ancient evil on the mountain is as deadly as a misstep or slip and could be the key to her brother's disappearance.

  • The Unit

    The Unit Historical Drama In the height of the COVID-19 surge in New York City, an oblivious young nurse is drafted into the fight against the virus, forcing her to become a soldier on the frontlines of a different kind of war.

  • Battle Paint

    Battle Paint War Drama When an ambitious four star General creates a secretive all-female Special Forces training pipeline to compete with the traditionally male Q-course, the new recruits are forced to face the dangers of combat and the equally hazardous politics of the beltway and Big Army.

  • The Rider

    The Rider Western Sci-fi Ten years after toxic storms called “inversions” devastate the U.S., a teenage girl summons a mysterious rider to exact revenge on the gang that holds her captive.


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