Everything starts in the imagination.
Catarina is a trilingual independent screenwriter and filmmaker from a small village called Moita, in the suburbs of Portugal. She has travelled the world in search of better opportunities, cultivating strong and deep connections with people, and collecting a plethora of stories, where fiction is mixed with reality.
She has a Master's Degree in Film & TV executive Production and Management and has dedicated most of her life to writing.
She is known for her work in production, and as a Script supervisor in the Spanish TV series "Serramoura", reality shows like A Place In the Sun, the recent Michael King Documentary and several commercials for known brands such as Prada, Volvo, and American Express, and Film Festivals such as The Midnight Soul Film Festival in Sweden and the Boston SciFi Film Festival in MA, USA.
Now, she works full-time at the production service company Southwest Productions and divides her work between Portugal, Spain, and the UK.
Catarina also has a catalogue of more than 20 different stories of all genres and formats. She writes episodic series, Features, New Media, Short-Films and animation for all budgets, genres, and targets. Her stories are usually focused on social issues, with strong female characters, based or inspired by scientific discoveries, cosmic, and esoteric beliefs that reflect the world around us.
- Why do you want to be a writer? -
"Being a writer is like freeing an orchestra of words that roll from our soul into the paper. I wanted to be a writer since the day I realized that my stories could change someone else's life.
It started to be a refuge from a boring life in a small village and country, my only opportunity to expel and understand certain feelings that came from loss, bullying, loneliness, sorrow, unfairness, hope and the constant eagerness to escape. In those times, writing was like having a conversation with myself, until I found myself talking with a desperate girl who was on the edge of suicide. On that day, I had nothing to help her but words in writing, and fortunately, that was enough to save her from the darkness. I did lose other friends who were victims of silence, and it is also for them that I write. Hopefully, it will reach them. As for the living, I wish to transport them and give them hope, especially to those who feel displaced or come from places with no opportunities to thrive. "
Official Selection
Knitting Out (Short version)
Shockfest Film Festival
Las Vegas, United States
2022
Winner Best Horror Script
Knitting Out (Short version)
LA Under the Stars
Los Angeles, USA
2022
Winner 3rd place
Darkest Kelly
New York International Screenplay Awards
Brooklyn, New York
2022
Finalist
The Gods Method
Beyond The Curve International Film Festival
Paris, France.
2021
Nominee
The Last Beckoning
Old Nick's Pitching Forum - Dark Arts Film Festival
Amsterdam
2021
Official Selection
The Last Beckoning
Dark Arts Film Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021
Nominee
Knitting Out (Short version)
AFIN International Film Festival
Brisbane, Australia
2021
Winner - Best Short Screenplay
Knitting Out (Short version)
A Night Of Horror International Film Festival
Sidney, Australia
2021
Nominee
Knitting Out (Short version)
Independent Horror Movie Awards
Online Event
2021
Winner Best Woman Writer
Knitting Out (Short version)
Madras Independent Film Festival
Chennai, India
2021
Finalist: Best Short Screenplay
Knitting Out (Short version)
Prague International Monthly Film Festival
Prague, Czech Republic
2021
Winner Best Short Script
Knitting Out (Short version)
Golden Sparrow International Film Festival
Tamil Nadu, India
2021
Finalist: Best Short Screenplay
Knitting Out (Short version)
Prisma Rome Independent Film Awards
Roma, Italy
2021
Winner Best Short Script
Knitting Out (Short version)
Art Film Awards
Никола Русински, Скопје, Macedonia
2021
Winner Best Short Script
Knitting Out (Short version)
Tagore International Film Festival
Birbhum, West Bengal
2021
Official Selection
After Link
Micro Minute FIlm
Bergenfield, USA
2021
Winner Best Micro Short Script
After Link
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin, Germany
2021
College
University of Beira Interior
Degree: Film Studies
20122015
College
Universidad de A Coruña
Master Degree: Film and TV executive Production and Audiovisual Management
20152017
Birth Date
September 14, 1993
Nickname
Catarina De Cèzanne
Birth City
Moita
Current City
Moita
Hometown
Moita
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
White - Caucasion
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
"There is no such thing as bad screenplays. Only unfinished ones." (unknown)
"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible".
- Jonathan Swift
Everything starts in the imagination.
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