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We Make Movies International Film Fest

Get tickets HERE! View this post on Instagram Stoked #girltripfilm is screening in LA one more time as official selection @wemakemovies International Film Fest July 11-14 @ The Broadwater Theatre! ????#wemakemovies . . . #allianceofwomendirectors #womeninhorror #horrorcomedy #horrormovie #proofofconcept #horrormovies … Continue reading

Latest directing project

View this post on Instagram I love all aspects of directing. From the initial?? that triggers a kaleidoscope of sensory pictures in my head, discovering who the camera is in this story, refining the shot list, collaborating with all departments, … Continue reading

Toronto premiere!

View this post on Instagram Such a great weekend! Hometown premiere of Girl Trip, one block from my high school at my old haunt THE CARLTON????! TISH puts on an amazing genre festival and it was the best screening of … Continue reading

Anatomy of Scream review!

Thanks for the great review Anatomy of Scream! Read the review HERE!

Girl Trip hometown premiere!

Toronto! Hope to see you at the hometown premiere of Girl Trip at Toronto International Spring of Horror & Fantasy on Saturday April 6th @ 9:15p! When I was a teenager I skipped high school and spent my days at … Continue reading

Girl Trip online premiere!

Girl Trip (2018) from Black Stare on Vimeo. Support female driven horror! Girl Trip dropped online TODAY! Watch a crazy fun scary revenge horror about female friendships! Sometimes the scariest things are the people closest to us! Girl Trip is … Continue reading

The Native Society

Enjoyed this candid interview with The Native Society Enjoyed being candid with @thenativesociety (link in bio)???????? . . . #allianceofwomendirectors#femalefilmmakers#femalefilmmaker#directedbywomen#actordirector#actressdirector#actress#actor#interview#passion #positiveperspective#inform#inspire#aspire#success#challenges#motto#rolemodel#currentpassion A post shared by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on May 30, 2018 at 3:44pm PDT

Nice International Film Festival

YES for complex female protagonists and congrats to the entire cast and crew! Girl Trip has been nominated for Best Short Film and Best Actress (Catherine Black) at the Nice International Film Festival! Nice IFF happens in the South of … Continue reading

inD Films Monthly™ | Episode 302 |Catherine Black

Hollyshorts Monthly Audience Choice Winner

Photo of the Day

???? James Depeitro ????Veronica Sinclair. . . . #actress #headshotsla #headshot #actor #canadianactress #characteractor #characteractress #photoshoot #photooftheday #greeneyes #blackhair #rawphoto A post shared by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Jan 30, 2018 at 11:23am PST I had great photo shoot with … Continue reading

Audience Choice Winner!

Thank you to my rowdy supporters and to Hollyshorts Monthly Screening!

Girl Trip Screening!

Girl Trip will be screening October 26th at 9:30pm as part of the Hollyshorts Monthly Screening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters. Hope to see you there! Tickets:


As an actress, writing the roles I want to play, and creating the content I want to watch, is everything to me. Girl Trip is a satirical black-comedy in the horror genre about the dark side of female friendships. It's … Continue reading


#Repost @iamlightwarrior ???? ??? Instafamm!! It's Cinema Sundays. I wanna give a #shoutout to #actor #actress @dubhcat #setlife #film #movies #motivation #motivational #goodmood #mostwontiwill #livestrong #succeed #goals #believe #best #inspiration #healthyquotes #inspirationalquotes #letsgo #success #greatest #believegrowprosper #dreams #inspirational #dreambig #strive … Continue reading


"Time is just memory mixed with desire." ~Tom Waits ????Melinda Dahl • • • #vintage #pinup #romper #summertime #actress #dressup #playsuit #vintageplaysuit #vintagebathingsuit #retroromper #retro #poolside #oldhollywood #hollywoodhills #blackandwhitephotography A post shared by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Aug 4, 2017 … Continue reading


"One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price." ~ Robert De Niro • • • • #tbt #letterstoastreetchild #nfb #nationalfilmboardofcanada #actress #acting #canadianactress #torontoactor #functioningmethodactor #punk #punkrock … Continue reading

Happy St. Patricks Day!

'Naomi' has green eyes – literally and figuratively #greeneyes #greeneyedgirl #stpatricksday #girltripmovie #acting #actordirector A post shared by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Mar 17, 2017 at 9:00am PDT


Girl Trip – Official Trailer – YouTube

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 … Continue reading

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! … Continue reading

US vs Film – Interview with Catherine Black

I had a ton of fun being interviewed about GIRL TRIP by James over at Us vs Film ep. 195. I yap a bunch about my visual inspirations for Girl Trip, loosing our 1st AD while filming, but somehow enjoying … Continue reading

Check out Girl Trip’s Trailer EXCLUSIVELY on Kickstarter!

Girl Trailer EXCLUSIVELY on Kickstarter By Catherine Black A multi genre satire about the dark side of female friendships.

American Psycho

Directing & Acting in Girl Trip

Directing & Acting #tbt #girltripmovie #multitasking #filmmaking #friendshipisabitch #femalefilmmaker #WIF #Thriller #horrorcomedymovie #myjam #cinematography #guns #strongnotskinny A photo posted by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Aug 4, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT

The End of Suffering “The Great Bell Chant”

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 … Continue reading

LA a Queer History – Promo Short

WATCH L.A. A QUEER HISTORY HERE! 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

West Coast Premiere of DIRT!

Industry folks & friends, please reach out for exact dates and comps if you’d like to attend a performance! Thrilled to have joined the talented cast of Dirt for the West Coast premiere of Bryony Lavery’s newest play! A unique … Continue reading

Sneak peek from latest #photoshoot with the nicest talented pros bringing out the best in me #editorialphotography #profoto #makeportraits #actress #activatorstudios #modeling A photo posted by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:38am PST


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 … Continue reading

Catherine’s Award Winning Film NOW ONLINE!

WATCH Catherine’s award winning short film De Puta Madre A love Story on NSI Canada!

L.A. A Queer History VIP Holiday Mixer

Excited to be included alongside these talented actors and a voice in this important documentary.

Online Premiere!

Catherine’s film, De Puta Madre: A Love Story, is NOW available to watch for FREE on the National Screen Institute of Canada online film festival!

Online Premiere & Special Mention!

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 … Continue reading

Girl Trip

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

‘Hounddoggin’ the ‘Officer of the Year’ with Keegan-Michael Key

Hounddoggin @keeganmic #PHfinale #playinghouseusa A photo posted by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:13am PDT

My character will be introduced TONIGHT! #whoopwhoop @playinghouseusa #PHfinale #playinghouseusa A photo posted by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Sep 8, 2015 at 10:29am PDT

Muskoka Independent Film Festival

De Puta Madre A Love Story Picnic Teaser 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 … Continue reading

Honored to receive 4 category award nominations at Milan IFF 2015!

@sponester congrats on your Best Cinematography nom! #MilanIFF2015 #deputamadrealovestory A photo posted by Catherine Black (@dubhcat) on Aug 11, 2015 at 12:17pm PDT Catherine’s film, De Puta Madre A Love Story, receives 4 category award nominations at Milan International Filmmaker … Continue reading


Girl Trip

My 2nd film as a filmmaker/actress, GIRL TRIP, just got Green Lit!!!! I’m making a movie again!!!

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

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 … Continue reading

Beyond Honored to Receive 4 Award Noms at London IFF!

Post by Catherine Black.

Shock Value Wins Best Feature Film!

Post by Catherine Black.

Gypsi: The Dark Goddess Rises

Post by Catherine Black.

Award Ceremonies and Summertime Red Carpet Events

A few highlights from a great summer. Post by Catherine Black.

Another WIN!!

De Puta Madre A Love Story is my 1st film as a filmmaker and I’m so proud that it is getting recognized! Right after winning Best Lead Actress in Madrid, my film WINS again!!! De Puta Madre A Love Story’s … Continue reading

Hollyshorts Film Festival 2014 Spotlight: Canadian Vixen Catherine Black

My Dad was the first to say it when he came home with a video rental of Labyrinth, and I have since heard it every single day and counting… “..Catherine has a wonderful poise much like Jennifer Connelly and leaves … Continue reading


When I set out to make De Puta Madre A Love Story, all I wanted to do was act, and it is incredible to have won a Best Lead Actress award for my performance in a film that I orchestrated. … Continue reading

Best Lead Actress!

PRESS RELEASE – Filmmaker and Actress Catherine Black wins awards with…



Catherine Black takes home the award for Best Lead Actress at the 2014 Madrid International Film Festival!!!

WMMfest within Hollywood Fringe Festival!

Hey Los Angeles! Come see a Special Advanced screening of my baby at WMMfest on June 18th, before I take it to the Madrid International Film Festival in July! Post by Catherine Black.

We Won!

Post by Catherine Black.

Canadian Film Fest

With my family taking up 4 entire rows at The Royal, I’m feeling quite at home on stage! Still reeling from such an incredible premiere and the thriving film community in Toronto.

Elizabeth Catherine Black

Fierce, classy and always celebrating life. Forever in the centre of my heart. I had a dream that Grandma Black was so incredibly happy. She was beaming with happiness. All her friends & family came to say goodbye, and she … Continue reading

‘Surreal and Sexy’

Festival Director, Bern Euler, of Canadian Film Fest, calls De Puta Madre: A Love Story ‘Surreal & sexy’ Join filmmaker and leading lady, Catherine Black, in Toronto for the Canadian premiere of De Puta Madre: A Love Story on March … Continue reading

3 Nominations

So beyond honoured that my Big baby, De Puta Madre A Love Story is official selection at 2014 The Madrid International Film Festival, AND that I was nominated for ‘Best Leading Actress In A Short Film, ‘Best Short Film’ and … Continue reading

Mary Loss Of Soul premieres in LA

Movie I star in has a few screenings in upcoming film fests. Premiere’s in LA March 18th!

eSalon commercial!

We're filming an commercial! #brunette #redhead #blonde — eSalon (@eSalon_com) December 16, 2013 I’ve been using eSalon for about a year now. I have the bride of Frankenstein streak of white hair right across my part (a genetic … Continue reading

Tribute to my hero James Black

I lived with my Grandparents growing up. We were tight. This is a big one. As devastated as I am, I’m happy he went out strong and is not suffering. It just wouldn’t have been his style to stick around … Continue reading

Still photo from De Puta Madre A Love Story


I whipped this up on Saturday night. TEASER TRAILER for my short film De Puta Madre A Love Story. YAY!

Mary Loss Of Soul

I just got back to LA after filming a starring role in the psychological thriller “Mary Loss Of Soul” in Massachusetts all month. I worked so hard, I didn’t go anywhere except set. It’s kind of like I wasn’t even … Continue reading

De Puta Madre A Love Story Poster

Malcolm McDowell and I on the set of Shock Value

I play Malcolm McDowell’s ex girlfriend, Donna, in the dark comedy Shock Value!

Director / Actress Catherine Black

Directing & Acting At The Same Time!

What made my job almost easy as a director and actor on the set of De Puta Madre A Love Story, for starters, was having an amazing cinematographer; “Bradley Stonesifer”. Bradley became an extension of my own mind, while also … Continue reading

Behind the scenes on De Puta Madre A Love Story

Still photo on the set of my 1st movie as a filmmaker, De Puta Madre A Love Story!! Massive gratitude to my amazing crew, Meher Mount & Meher Baba for the gift of filming on sacred land along with all … Continue reading

Kharmic Donation

Help us help a Universal spiritual center and make a beautiful film! Consider it a Kharmic donation. Please check out my movie on IndieGoGo

Catherine Black at Meher Mount

Here I am overlooking the beautiful Ojai Valley on the north, the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands to southwest, and the Topa Topa Bluffs in the Los Padres National Forest to the northeast at De Puta Madre’s filming location; Meher … Continue reading

Craters Of The Moon

We woke at 9am in Yellowstone and hit the road Oregon bound. No time for Old Faithful, or Grand Prisma. I heard that jumping off the waterfalls in Fairy Falls is a must. I guess I’ll have to return one … Continue reading

Yellowstone – A Forest

We woke with the world at 9am. I sat listless on a log drinking my coffee with a bird. That bird just starred at me while sitting mere inches away. I felt special, but I think that bird is just … Continue reading

Yellowstone or Bust – Chardron Iowa to Yellowstone Wyoming

Finally ate a real breakfast of hash browns, eggs and salsa! I was so deprived of nutrients this made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Guzzled our watery coffee, and hit the road by 10am! I even … Continue reading

Dragon Flies, barbed wire, Cowgirls and memories of the Sioux

Hit the road at 11:11 am and scored breakfast in Rockwell City. Everyone was so nice here compared to Fort Dodge. We drove like banshees on the two lane road and didn’t see a single car. This was the longest … Continue reading

Morning Shadows

What I did not know that morning I took off from Fergus to LA, was that my inner world would never be the same again. Everything that had been in the shadows would come into the light and there could … Continue reading

One Province and 5 states later

Lost a day in Chicago. One Province and 5 states later I brush my teeth at 70 miles per hour to save time. Finally abandoning the Inner State for the Old Oregon Trail- US 20 West! Just like the original … Continue reading

Benevolence 1 somewhere in Illinois

Mad Magic Hour photo opp, I was so sure I was going to miss. As my bare feet were sinking in the mud, this pic looks exactly how it felt – Free -

From the beginning

Researching for the role has got to be my favorite task of acting. Of course I love to perform, but I really couldn’t have one without the other. However much time I am given, I will take it, and I … Continue reading

Red Dance in Redwoods

Photographed Paintings Across The Oregon Trail And Down The Coast

After researching the role of Ann Fosdick in The Donner Party I became fascinated with the first settlers who traveled West. Having left my own Country and home in Canada to chase sunshine and dreams, I decided to fully explore … Continue reading

De Puta Madre in pre production!

De Puta Madre the movie

Los Angeles! My script, DE PUTA MADRE, has made it to the finals in We Make Movies extra film competition! I need you to come out Wednesday night at the the Downtown Independent theatre and help decide who wins 2Gs!!!!! … Continue reading

The Donner Party

You can now watch The Donner Party starring Catherine Black, Crispin Glover, Mark Boone Jr., and an amazing ensemble cast on Showtime!

De Puta Madre

Catherine’s script De Puta Madre, a dark comedy about love, freedom and the worst case scenario, has made it to the finals in We Make Movies script competition! De Puta Madre is now in full production!

Stay Cool

Catherine Black has two hilarious scenes in The Polish Brothers film Stay Cool with Hilary Duff, Winona Ryder, Jon Cryer and Chevy Chase. In theaters across America this week!

Catherine’s script chosen!

Catherine’s script, De Puta Madre, was selected to compete in We Make Movies extra film competition!

Ten For Grandpa

Catherine Black, David Huband and David Alpay star in Ten For Grandpa now on the front page of Vimeo!

Catherine’s banana bread recipe

Check out Catherine Black’s yummy gluten free, sugar free, vegan Banana Bread! Good food was always intended to taste good.

Eerie Digest

Eerie Digest gets to know Catherine Black in their November issue.


Catherine is now studying at Upright Citizen Brigade in Hollywood and can be found performing at UCB June 19th

Vicki Wagner show!

Catherine Black chats with Vicki Wagner about what it’s like to work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood on The Vicki Wagner Show!

Live From The Future!

Tuesday Februry 16th 2010 at 8pm LIVE Live From The Future With Stuart Paap, welcomed actress Catherine Black and actor/funny guy Shaun Barrett!

“The Donner party” wide release

The Donner Party is now available in Blockbuster, Netflicks and on Amazon