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. "