Catherine Fordham is a New York-based writer, director, and producer. Her short films, Trapped Girl (2014), and Consommé (2015) have screened at festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Tel Aviv, and have been featured in the Huffington Post, The Greek National Herald and The Hollywood Reporter. Consommé was licensed by AMC's Horror streaming site, Shudder, and toured theaters nationally with Nitehawk Selected Shorts and Europe with Final Girls Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Consommé will screen at MoMA in July 2018 as part of The Future of Film is Female series spotlighting female directors.
Catherine directed and co-produced the first four episodes of Monica West's award-winning mini-series, Best Thing You'll Ever Do (2016), which is now streaming on Amazon and Seed & Spark. The series won Best Short Drama at the Independent Television Festival in Vermont, and Best Web Series at Bushwick Film Festival, among other awards. She produced Meredith Alloway’s Interior Theresa (2016) which premiered at Sidewalk Film Festival and is now streaming on Seed & Spark.
Catherine’s feature-length screenplay, Wild Cry Ha, made it to the final round of Sundance Screenwriting Labs in 2017. And this Spring, she became the first recipient of Nitehawk Cinema’s The Future of Film is Female grant to develop her short film, KAYA, which is currently in pre-production for a July shoot in New Mexico. A member of Cinefemme, a bi-coastal filmmaking collective, Catherine was selected to attend Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School in Munich, Germany in 2016, where she learned to pick locks.
Monica West is a writer, producer and actor. Her feature film Heartland is currently in consideration for Sundance Institute Development Track 2019. She is the show-runner and star of the original series, Best Thing You’ll Ever Do (Seed&Spark, Amazon). In 2017, Best Thing won Best Short Drama Series at HBO and Raptor Films sponsored ITVFest and Best Web Series at Bushwick Film Festival among other awards. The series has screened internationally at Raindance Film Festival and in NY Nitehawk Cinema as part for Caryn Coleman's "Represent" Program. Monica’s comedic music videos with MVPleez have been featured by New York Magazine, Huffington Post Comedy, Official Comedy and Above Average. She produced Marika S. Cotter’s Nordic sci-fi thriller short, Surrender Heaven, which premiered at the Cannes’ Short Film Corner in 2018.