Catherine was selected as a Shadowing-Director for Ryan Murphy’s Half Program, and was chosen for the Tribeca Film Festival’s “Through Her Lens” Director’s Lab and Grant. Catherine is a Statera Mentee under Showrunner Kit Steinkellner’s mentorship, and is an inaugural Avalon: Story Center Fellow 2021. Her feature debut as a director/writer, THE SOUNDING – a fiction feature championing otherness starring Harris Yulin (Ozark) and Frankie Faison (The Wire) – won two-dozen awards on the festival circuit and was called “a lyrical and audacious debut feature” by Pulitzer-Prize-winning critic Joe Morgenstern. THE SOUNDING sold to HBO Europe for international release and myCinema for North American theatrical release; it was also nominated for the SAMHSA Voice Awards for activism and advocacy. Catherine’s pilot script FREE RADICAL – based on her personal experience working with freelance news crews in conflict zones for five years as a production sound mixer – was selected for IFP’s Project Forum. Catherine is a Director and Writer at Next Chapter Podcasts, is directing Jeff Whitty’s (Can You Ever Forgive Me) MIDSUMMER fiction episodic podcast series, and wrote and directed the pilot for the upcoming utopian fiction podcast “The Light Ahead.” She creates content for MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation and shares an Emmy with the production team on “The Human Toll of Ethanol” for Bloomberg TV. As an actor, she’s been recurring on Person of Interest and All My Children, performed on Broadway and is nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Catherine currently teaches Screen Directing at Harvard. She is half Latinx – her father is from Paraguay – and many of the story shapes from her upbringing show up in her work.
What People Say
“Nothing is simple in this lyrical and audacious debut feature.”Pullitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL
“Eaton proves to be a savvy and confidently crafty writer.”Tomris Laffly, ROGER EBERT .com
“Catherine Eaton’s directorial debut is an Indie Gem that finds its voice.”Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE