Catherine Fordham is a New York-based director, producer and writer. After writing and producing Trapped Girl (2014), a short film that screened at festivals in the U.S and Canada, Catherine made her directorial debut with Consommé (2015), a thriller/horror short. Consommé is now streaming on Vimeo, Blue Fever and Shudder (AMC's horror site) and was featured in the Huffington Post.
Following Consommé, Catherine directed and co-produced the first four episodes of Monica West's mini series, Best Thing You'll Ever Do, shot in NYC and the Bay Area in July 2016. Now streaming on Vimeo, Best Thing took home the Emerging Voices Award at the Brooklyn Web Fest, The Audience Choice Award at Seattle WebFest and is nominated for 6 awards at Series Fest, including Best Director.
A member of Cinefemme, a bi-coastal filmmaking collective, Catherine attended Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School in Munich, Germany in 2016. She is currently developing Wild Cry Ha, a thriller feature film. Catherine created Top Salt Studio to produce her own work, and that of her talented friends.
Monica West is a writer, producer and actor based in Northern California. Her digital series, Best Thing You’ll Ever Do — about a blossoming entrepreneur facing her late 30s and "the baby question” — is currently being funded on Kickstarter. More at bestthingseries.com.
Monica starred in Top Salt Studio’s “Consommé” which screened in NY at the Winter Film Awards (2016) and the Annapolis Film Festival (2016). She starred in the upcoming international indie adventure film, “Blood Sand and Gold” (2016 release) which shot in multiple international locations including Guadalajara, Dubai, Morocco and Switzerland. Monica has performed leading roles in New York Off-Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company, Barrow Street Theatre and Cherry Lane, and at Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. She played Baby in the North American Premiere of “Dirty Dancing” at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She has played roles on "Law and Order," "Chicago Fire" and “Underemployed." Her comedic writing and production work with MVPleez has been featured by Broadway Video, Huffington Post Comedy, Official Comedy, Maxim and New York Magazine.
Natalie Johnson is a narrative storyteller whose work spans the theater, TV & Film. She has worked as an actor, writer, producer and various film crew positions during her 10 years in New York City. Roses in Winter, a short film which Natalie wrote, produced and acted in won Best Short Film at The Women's International Film Festival in Miami in March 2014. Mother, a short film that Natalie co-developed, starring Darlene Cates (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), is scheduled for the film festival circuit this year. Natalie has been working with Top Salt Studios for two years on narrative short films, with several projects in development. She is also the Membership Coordinator for Film Fatales, an all-women's international filmmaking collective.
Erin Nelson (Producer) started in the independent film scene of Austin, TX, but quickly realized she wanted a bigger platform to share her artistic voice. New York City has been home for 7 years, where she produces both film & theatre, while also pursuing her acting career. More info at www.erin-nelson.com