A fun road trip ends in murder and mayhem when hidden resentments between best friends surface and everyone learns the hard way never to get in the middle of a catfight.
Directed by Catherine Black
Co-Written by: Catherine Black, Brooke Lenzi
Cinematography by: Matthew Boyd
Produced by: Catherine Black
Edited by: Travis Flournoy
Sound Design by: Jason Stare
Original Music by: SWAIN (‘I don’t really want to be friends’)
Micah Parker (Vampire Diaries, Mob City,The Flash), Catherine Black (American Psycho, Odyssey 5, Playing House), Crispian Belfrage (Rushlights), Rich Ceraulo (Supergirl, The Walking Dead), Brooke Lenzi, Matthew Tully Brown, Suzanne Birrell
GIRL TRIP ‘Official Trailer’
#1 Horror in LA on kickstarter Don’t you want to see 2 girls try to kill each other in a hyperbolic satire about female friendships?!? Girl Trip is my 2nd film as a director/writer and I couldn’t be more proud! Please donate if you can, but mostly just enjoy the trailer!
US vs Film – Interview with Catherine Black
I had a ton of fun being interviewed about GIRL TRIP by James over at usvsfilm.com. I yap a bunch about my visual inspirations for Girl Trip, loosing our 1st AD while filming, but somehow enjoying the challenges of making and keeping schedules for an action film with special effects and fight sequences while also acting and directing. AND, why I’ll never do that again!!! I share the podcast with Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN and chime in at 37:17. Check it out and enjoy!
I didn’t expect this to be so powerfully moving. With all the immense suffering in the World right now, and everyone ‘an expert’ on social media, feeling the pressure to say something, contribute something of meaning, it’s really hard to know what to say, worrying about saying the wrong thing, being true to yourself and contributing something that will bring healing and justice. If you wish to be brought back to a state of peace and send healing vibes to the whole World, this is well worth your attention.
Proud to be a narrator for L.A. A Queer History, especially now. Education and Love is the best defense against ignorance and hate. Please watch the promotional short for the feature length of this important documentary. Following the tragic events of this past weekend it’s become more clear than ever that even today, after the LGBT community has come so far in the path to civil rights and equality, there is still much work to do. During this time of extreme pain and confusion, it is the filmmakers wish to provide educational hope and ultimately some healing. Spread Love, Spread the word!
Fun New Headshots!
Sneak peak from last weeks fun photo shoot with The Sheltons Of Highland Park!
DIRT: dates, reviews, discounts!
“An edgy contemplation of the cosmos and our place in it…unfolds like an opera, beginning with solos which segue into duets and trios. Skilled actors hit every beat to keep the audience engrossed.” – LA Splash
“…clear, well-paced staging mines both horror and unlikely comedy. Lavery’s literary flair for juggling far-flung philosophy, technical minutiae and poetic imagery are apparent.” -Los Angeles Times
Dates I am performing are March 25th, 26th, April 1st, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 22nd. Hope to see you there!
Sunday April 17th at 2pm, 2 for 1 tickets can be purchased at the door.
$20 tickets at door on all other days.
West Coast Premiere of DIRT!
Industry folks & friends, please reach out for exact dates and comps if you’d like to attend a performance!
Rogue Machine Theatre and SRS Production Wing present the West Coast Premiere of: DIRT by Bryony Lavery Directed by Ann Bronston Playing Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm
Thrilled to have joined the talented cast of Dirt for the West Coast premiere of Bryony Lavery’s newest play! A unique piece of theatre about quantum mechanics, chemical pollution, human ecology, mortality, the cosmos and our place in it. Industry folks & friends, please reach out for exact dates and comps if you’d like to attend a performance!
Friends and fellow Girl Trip‘ers (Matthew Tully Brown & Micah Parker) and I made this 5 min short film, INTRUSIONS OF GRANDEUR, and made it to the TOP 20 SEMI FINALS in the 100 Hour Film Racing competition! Intrusions of Grandeur is a 100% collaboration between 7 filmmakers about filmmakers collaborating!!! Please watch and VOTE for us here:
Catherine’s multiple award winning film, De Puta Madre A Love Story, receives a Special Mention at I Filmmaker International Film Festival in Marbella, Spain! Awards on her birthday. So…. you know what to get her.
Official online premiere of De Puta Madre A Love Story
Monday November 16th on nsi-canada.ca
Just returned from Locke, a historic town in Sacramento, with the most character I’ve ever seen, directing my 2nd film; Girl Trip. Girl Trip is a Horror-thriller-comedy about 2 girlfriends trying to kill each other. It’s a multi genre satire about the dark side of female friendships. 8 actors, 6 locations, stunts and spfx and my head was spinning. Starring in a movie on this level that I’m also directing is sheer madness. I had the time of my life!
Mary Loss Of Soul
Catherine Black stars in the Supernatural Thriller Mary Loss Of Soul NOW available for streaming on VOD!
Women Filmmakers Shorts Program Highland Park IFF
The happiest day of my life was when I directed De Puta Madre A Love Story. Playing today as official selection, in competition, at Highland Park Independent Film Festival – HPIFF as part of the WOMEN FILMMAKERS SHORTS PROGRAM. Last stop to see Catherine Black’s multiple award winning film on the big screen in LA is TODAY Oct. 9th at 4:30pm at Occidental College at the Historic Choi Auditorium!
We are excited to share the screen with DEAR FRIENDS (Argentina) directed by Paulina Dana, ADD EDIT directed by Anjoum Agrama, NO STRINGS (England) directed by Anna Jones, SLUMFLOWER directed by Nicole Taylor Roberts/Tremaine Romeo! WIF panel follows a 5:30
‘Hounddoggin’ the ‘Officer of the Year’ with Keegan-Michael Key
Ontario Cottage people, come and watch Pierluca Arancio destroy a romantic picnic in De Puta Madre A Love Story in the Village of Rosseau on Friday, Aug. 28th, 2:40pm! #MIFF15 #MuskokaIndependentFilmFestival #Muskoka #DePutaMadreAloveStory
Catherine’s film, De Puta Madre A Love Story, receives 4 category award nominations at Milan International Filmmaker Festival 2015!
Catherine Black plays Giselle Zarkovic in Season 2 of Playing House!
My 2nd film as a filmmaker/actress, GIRL TRIP, just got Green Lit!!!! I’m making a movie again!!!
Best friends on a road trip stop in a shady town off the Sacramento River. They soon realize that only girlfriends know how to destroy each other.
Film Fervor Podcast – Interview with Cat Black
Catch me yapping about how to direct yourself on today’s episode of Film Fervor
Season 2 of Playing House
Catherine Black, Keegan-Michael-Key, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham behind the scenes on season 2 of Playing House
I had so much fun with Keegan-Michael-Key, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham on Playing House! You can catch me playing Giselle Zarkovic in season 2, beginning August 4th, 10/9c on USA network.
I’m so incredibly delighted to have WON Best Director of a short film at the London International Filmmaker Festival! So thankful to the jury and my talented crew. I was blown away to be in such great company, let alone win. As a 1st time filmmaker this award is very important to me. I am beyond proud of my film, and I fought hard for my art and had no idea that I would adore filmmaking as much as I did. I love my movie with all my heart and I shed a tear while accepting this award. The trophy will always remind me to make more films and never compromise my art. I missed my own screening and was heartbroken about about it, but when I arrived for the awards, I was swarmed by all these excited, and talented, filmmakers from around the world who all saw De Puta Madre A Love Story and loved it. I never would have known that I had this effect if I didn’t take a chance and come. To me, this is what it’s about. Filmmaking is a harrowing adventure of rejection and recognition, and more rejection, which just makes you stronger, and I love it all.