Cat is a writer, filmmaker, producer and actor. She has been selected for the BAFTA Crew TV/Film programme 2018 as part of a cohort of shorts to feature writers, directors and producers working towards their debut features.
Her horror feature pitch has been selected for FrightFest’s New Blood scheme 2018, with mentoring by BAFTA-nominated UK producer Jack Tarling (God’s Own Country; Await Further Instructions) who is joined again by horror icon Barbara Crampton, director (The Ranger) and producer Jenn Wexler and Queensbury Pictures’ Giles Edwards.
Her short films include the award-winning KEEN-wah and multi award-winning Connie, starring Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Stella). She has two short films in pre-production – Hank: Portrait of a Serial Killer and TickTock, and just directed the Arrow Video FrightFest opening ident, Shushpiria.
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, a Sony winner, and Production Manager of the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards.
Cat 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, with an extended version as Bloody Nurses screened at Horror Channel FrightFest, and also the ident Pink Teats.
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 the Met Film School.
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, and published in the print anthology ‘Fresher Writing Volume II’.
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
Praise for KEEN-wah:
“Cat Davies’ hilarious KEEN-wah went down a storm” SciFiNow
“Punchy, sharply written and VERY funny” Shock Street Horror