C.S. McMullen was the recipient of the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, awarded by the International Emmys Foundation. She was also included on the 2016 Inside Film List of the Australian screen industry’s ‘Rising Talents,’ and was chosen as one of the inaugural recipients of Scripted Ink funding, for a placement in the script department on acclaimed television show Wentworth.
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; a finalist in the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, and was also nominated for the Lorne Film Festival’s $10,000 Screenwriting Award.
Her sci-fi pilot Living Metal was a finalist for the 2015 Monte Miller Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay from the Australian Writers’ Guild; the AWG’s ‘What Happens Next’ and ‘Think Inside The Box’ competitions; a Finalist in Scriptapalooza’s TV Pilot competition, as well as others.
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. She was the youngest person to ever to sell a story to a professional science-fiction magazine, selling to Interzone at age 10.