KRISTIN E. CATALANO
Kristin Catalano is a writer and filmmaker from Milwaukee, WI. She received her MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, where she earned the Jay Grossman Comedy Writing Award and the Larry Thor Memorial Award. Storytelling is Kristin’s passion, and although writing is her forte, she consistently takes on many roles in order to bring her vision to life. Most notably, she was the writer/director/cinematographer/editor/producer for her first feature-length documentary entitled, Clarence, which landed a distribution deal after screening at numerous festivals and winning multiple awards, including Best Documentary and Best Emerging Filmmaker. Additionally, she was the winner of the Milwaukee Film Pitch Competition for her current project, Malignant Practice, which is a short, animated film on a woman whose breast cancer was missed by a doctor and a mammogram. Other than creating, Kristin has been a judge for the Austin, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Film Festivals; she periodically teaches college-level writing courses; and she regularly walks her best, 4-legged friend, Otis.