Catherine Gubernick is a Brooklyn based film director and screenwriter. Additionally, she works in set design and as a prop master on features for companies such as Film Nation, TV shows including production designing Hulu's Wild Crime and Apple TV's The Line, and commercials for DKNY and Verizon, to name a few. Recently, she worked as the assistant prop master on the highly anticipated Chinese production The Wandering Earth 2 and as the on-set dresser for Film Nation's upcoming film Down Low.
Catherine studied film and philosophy at NYU Gallatin, where she came to recognize film as her ideal medium to explore subjective truth and engage in visceral dialogues. Her short docu-fiction film Between Strangers (2019) had its world premiere at DOC NYC, and was an official selection for Maryland Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, and Original Thinkers. She wrote and directed the music video "Life's A Placebo" (2019) for artist Kirsten Knick which premiered at Austin Music Video Festival 2021. 
Catherine's screenplays and directorial style focuses on character studies and pulls inspiration from favorite filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch, and Hiroshi Teshigahara, fusing poetry, depth, and the surreal into a unique succinct voice that explores the internal and existential battles of the human experience. She is currently working on her first drama and magical realism feature starring a strong female lead, which combines visual and literary elements that can be seen in films such as Enter the Void, Three Colors: Blue, and Fish Tank, and dives into themes of rebirth, freedom, and addiction. Her screenplay has been submitted to BlueCat, Austin Film Festival, and Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. She has begun writing her second feature, which centers around the collision of four lost characters from different walks of life. Through a journey of disillusionment and desire, they stumble upon their own individual definitions of love in the search to find themselves. The story brings a colorful levity to its themes, evoking the mood of Sean Baker's films and the ethos of Behn Zeitlin's Beasts of a Southern Wild. 
Catherine’s deep passion for filmmaking grants her the opportunity to work with established industry professionals and fellow spirited artists. The experience and connections made in the art department and on set has been crucial to enhancing and expanding her career and solidified her up and coming role in the industry.
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2022
Set Dresser - French Toast


Prop Department - "The Wandering Earth 2

2021
Production Designer - "The Line"


Set Decorator - Kozy Shack


On-set Dresser - "Down Low"


Prop Assistant - "Pep"


Set Dresser - Telfar Olympics NY


Production Designer - "Inchinn"


Set Designer - ODDA Pride Film


Art Assistant - Carolina Herrera


Production Designer - "Seeing is Forgetting"

2020
Production Designer - "Wild Crime"


Set Dresser - "Mother"


Set Decorator - "Resemblances"

2019
Prop Master - "Invisible" 


Co-director, Co-writer - "Between Strangers"




Production Designer - "Franzie"


Prop Assistant - Verizon


Director, Editor - "Life's a Placebo" Kirsten 
Knick


Art Assistant - Viiv Healthcare


Photographer Assistant - Macy's

Set Dresser - DKNY x Halsey

Producer - "Live One Life" Kirsten Knick


2018
Co-director, Co-producer - "Feel You" Kirsten
Knick

Co-producer - "Miss You Too" Völuspa


Writer, Director, Editor - "Haldol"


Assistant Producer, Assistant Editor -
Wings" Völuspa

2017
Writer, Director, Editor - "Rose Thorn"

2016
Production Assistant - "Caught On Camera"


Writer, Director, Editor - "Blue"

2014
Set Dresser - "Stranger Empire"


Assistant - Christian Witkin Photography


Commercial
Imposter Inc.

Feature Film
Rollin Studios

Television
Backstop Films

Vayner Productions
Commercial

Feature Film
Film Nation

Feature Film
Pep Films LLC 

Commercial
Ummah Chroma Creative Partners 

Short Film
Piyush Thakur

Commercial
Space Cowboy

Commercial
Paradoxal

Short Film
Tim Nye

Television 
Lone Wolf Media x Hulu

Feature Film
Boy Wonder Productions

Short Film
Independent

Feature Film
Yale Production 

Short Film
JWJ Films x Catherine Gubernick
AWARDS: Official Selection DOCNYC 2019, Maryland Film Festival 2020,
Original Thinkers 2020

Short Film
Katrina Dahl Vogl

Commercial
Thrillist

Music Video
Icons Creating Evil Art
AWARDS: Official Selection Austin Music Video Festival 2021

Commercial
NB Production x Lobo

Commercial

Commercial 

Music Video
Icons Creating Evil Art


Music Video
Icons Creating Evil Art

Music Video
Icons Creating Evil Art

Music Video
Luxtress

Music Video
Ash Peters


Short Film
Catherine Gubernick

Television
NBC

Experimental Short Film
Catherine Gubernick

Television
CBC Television

Fine Art



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