Catherine S. McMullen is a screenwriter for film, television and virtual reality. 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). She is currently in development on a number of film, television and VR projects.
Catherine was part of the writing team on a horror anthology series for Warner Brothers Digital, Two Sentence Horror Stories, and has also worked extensively in Australian writers’ rooms and development. She wrote the inaugural episodes of Wentworth VR, the official VR adaption of award-winning TV series, and co-wrote a pilot which is in development with Steel Spring Pictures and Arenamedia. Her web series Parked is currently in development with Princess Pictures and has been funded by Screen Australia and YouTube.
Catherine’s work has won or been shortlisted for many other national and international awards. Her pilot Awake was the winner of the 2017 John Hinde Science Fiction Award for Best Unproduced Script, and received development investment from Shane Brennan’s organization Scripted Ink. Her pilot Living Metal won the 2016 International Emmys’ Ustinov Award for Television Screenwriting, and was also nominated for the 2015 Australian Writers’ Guild Monte Miller Award. Her feature Driven was a Semifinalist in the 2016 Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, as well as a Finalist in the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. She was also on the 2017 Young & Hungry List of up-and-coming screenwriters, and the 2016 Inside Film List as one of the Australian screen industry’s ‘Rising Talents’.
Before becoming a screenwriter, she worked extensively as a production freelancer in various departments. 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.