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Like Nothing Happened

A loving couple hopes to start a family but struggles to keep their marriage alive after a miscarriage leaves them isolated and alone.

  • Catherine Black
    Girl Trip, De Puta Madre a Love Story, American Psycho, The Donner Party, Odyssey 5, Loser
  • Katina Nikou
    Cupid's Match
  • Daniel Tuttel
    Triple D
  • Pilar Holland
  • Katina Nikou
  • Daniel Tuttel
  • Pilar Holland
    Key Cast
    Marriage Story, Vice, Murder Mystery, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, NCSI
  • Jeremy Andorfer-Lopez
    Key Cast
    Grey's Anatomy, The Kominsky Method, Criminal Minds, NCIS,
  • Senda Bonnet
  • Junbai Zhou
  • David Hopper
    God Bless America, Rust Creek, Bad Santa, Art School Confidential
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  • Genres:
    Women, Drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 54 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Helium 8K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

    May 15, 2020
  • Rock the Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 22, 2021
    Best Drama
Director Biography - Catherine Black

Catherine Black (AKA Cat Black) is an award winning Canadian filmmaker, actress and artist.

Catherine has been in continuous dedication of the craft of acting since childhood, studying various acting techniques, dance and classical singing and working as an actress in Toronto, England and Los Angeles. Best known for American Psycho, starring opposite Crispin Glover in The Donner Party and multiple guest starring roles. Catherine currently teaches acting at in Los Angeles and continues to act in TV and film.

Catherine’s surreal figurative paintings have exhibited Internationally since the late 90’s. She approaches her visual art much like she would prepare for a role or a film, each painting a story and character study.

Catherine's extensive practice as an actor and artist has rooted her vision in filmmaking. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) and has shadowed film directors at the National Film Board of Canada. Catherine’s directing debut, the 'sexy and surreal' short film, DE PUTA MADRE A LOVE STORY, WON Best Director (London IFF), Best Actress (Madrid IFF), and Best Cinematography (Columbia Gorge IFF) along with multiple Jury Awards, Special Special Mentions and nominations Internationally. Her latest, GIRL TRIP, a pilot episode in the horror genre, WON Audience Choice at Hollyshorts, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Twist at the Independent Horror Movie Awards, as well as receiving multiple award nominations at various festivals Internationally. Catherine has several projects in development.

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Director Statement

Like Nothing Happened is about a couple who had a miscarriage and their struggle to overcome the loss. I wanted to direct this piece because I know how common it is and because it’s very personal to me. I wanted to tell the story by visually showing how it feels first hand. That is why I chose to shoot handheld and play with frame rates. I wanted to make the audience feel like they were there in the room.. walking in slomo... really with Jo and Bryce. No one wants to hear it and there is no one to talk to about it. Because you know it's so common, that all becomes very isolating. Not having a safe place to voice what you are going through makes you feel alone, like there is something wrong with you. Women are expected to get over a miscarriage like nothing happened. That is Johanna's struggle. She's expected to move on, and even though she has a loving supportive partner who is also grieving, her loss has no place or voice.