About

 

Cat is a writer, filmmaker, actor and all-round media bod.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHer short films include the award-winning KEEN-wah and multi award-winning Connie, starring Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Stella). Both are a hit with critics and currently playing the international film festival circuit. She has two further short films in development or pre-production – Hank: Portrait of a Serial Killer and TickTock.

Cat is co-founder of Moranic Productions with husband, screenwriter/director, James Moran. She was Executive Producer/ Social Media Manager of their award-winning web series, Mina Murray’s Journal, and is Co-writer and Producer of the multi award-winning hit comedy horror short, Blood Shed.

Cat has worked professionally in broadcasting since 2005 at the BBC, Worldwide and ITV across TV and radio genres  as a researcher, co-ordinator, project manager, production manager, and publishing/brand executive.

She was Project Manager of The Listening Project with BBC Radio 4, which won a Sony Radio Academy Bronze Award for Best Speech Programme, and Production Manager of the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards.

Headshots-417Cat comes from a performance background. She began dance training aged four and attended performing arts school, training in acting, dance, singing and musical theatre. She has several television and radio appearances to her credit, and appeared in the 2017 Massive Blood Drive PSA by Jen & Sylvia Soska (Twisted Twin Productions), with an extended version as Bloody Nurses screened at Horror Channel FrightFest, and played The Body in the festival’s most recent ident, Pink Teats.

She is also a former stand-up comedian and international cabaret artiste, following in her grandmother’s vaudeville footsteps. Her giant Rubik’s cube and feather fans are now enjoying a well-earned retirement.

She has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, and has just graduated with a second MA in Professional Media Practice, including feature film production at Met Film School, and online journalism at Goldsmiths. Her specialist research area was slasher films and feminist psychoanalytic film theory.

Her poetry and short stories have been published in print and online, and a short story recorded for broadcast by Short Story Radio. She has also written features for the web and a novel. Cat won the Fresher Publishing Writing Prize 2017 for Creative Non-Fiction. Her winning story will be published in the print anthology in September 2017.

Praise for Connie:

“Funny, creepy, clever and surprisingly affecting.” SciFiNow

“Genuinely hilarious… Cat Davies… has a fantastic grasp on how to get under the audience’s skin. We’re used to the Chucky’s of the genre invoking the fear, but with this new female focus, Connie is a force to be reckoned with, and so is Cat Davies.” HorrorTalk

“Make sure you catch Connie, it’s a pleasant surprise and showcases a talent worth keeping an eye on.” Starburst

Praise for Blood Shed:

“…indebted to the CGI-free horror of the Eighties, and in particular to George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982)… as though this were a lost British segment of Romero’s anthology film.” SciFiNow

“A thirteen-minute slice of genius… enough gags and gore to put a smile on anyone’s face… Davies and her partner-in-cinematic-crime James Moran have a perfect handle on what makes an entertaining and memorable short.” Starburst

 

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