Catherine S. McMullen is a screenwriter and film & TV professional. In 2017, her feature script The Other Lamb was on the 2017 BLACK LIST, 2017 HIT LIST and 2017 BLOOD LIST as one of Hollywood’s best unproduced scripts. It is currently under option with Rumble Films (Drive, Whiplash, Nightcrawler). She was also on the 2017 Young & Hungry List of up-and-coming screenwriters. She is currently in development on a number of film, television and VR projects.
Previously, she was chosen by the International Emmys as the winner of the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, and was included on the 2016 Inside Film List as one of the Australian screen industry’s ‘Rising Talents’. Her sci-fi pilot Awake was the winner of the 2017 John Hinde Award for Best Unproduced Script, and also recently received development investment from Shane Brennan’s organisation Scripted Ink.
Catherine’s work has been shortlisted for many other national and international awards. Her sci-fi thriller feature Driven was a semifinalist in the 2016 Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, as well as a finalist in the 2016 PAGE Screenwriting Awards. In 2015, her sci-fi pilot Living Metal was a finalist for the Australian Writers’ Guild Monte Miller Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay.
She has also worked extensively as a writer’s room assistant and researcher, and recently completed a writers’ room placement on acclaimed television show Wentworth with script producer Marcia Gardner, also funded by Scripted Ink.
As a production freelancer, her professional credits include HBO’s The Leftovers, Syfy series Hunters and Childhood’s End, teen series Nowhere Boys, unscripted shows Real Housewives of Melbourne and Formal Wars, and feature films Cut Snake and Paper Planes.
Her fiction work has been published in Nightmare Magazine, Aurealis Magazine, Interzone, Dark Tales, and has been reprinted in anthologies such as Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror and Focus 2013: Highlights of Australian Short Fiction. Her short story ‘The Nest’ was nominated for an Australian Shadows Award from the Australian Horror Writers’ Association, and her short story ‘Monday-child’ was voted by Aurealis subscribers as ‘Best Story of 2013’.