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 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.