Catherine is an award winning writer/director, actress and musician. Her screenplay, Parallel Chords, received a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the feature was chosen for a Regional Arts Commission grant. The short version of the feature screened over 40 times in film festivals nationally, and won Best Short Film, Best Sound, a cash prize Curator's Pick in Seattle, and a Jury Award for Excellence in Music. She was a kick off speaker at the female-director driven Citizen Jane Film Festival alongside Allison Bagnall (Buffalo 66, Dish and the Spoon w/Gretta Gerwig) and Mo Scarpelli (Frame by Frame). She is a National Film Challenge winner, and a teaching and performing artist who has shared the stage with Academy Award winners, and Grammy winning artists. She combines her background in music, stage, and film and has taught at the Broadway Theater Institute, and the Vassar NY Stage & Film program, and been commissioned to write three other screenplays.