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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