Cat is a professional writer, filmmaker and producer. She is a BAFTA Connect, Directors UK and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain member, and a BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew alumna.
Her horror feature script Evacuees was selected for FrightFest’s New Blood scheme 2018, including mentoring by BAFTA-nominated UK producer Jack Tarling (God’s Own Country; Await Further Instructions) horror icon Barbara Crampton and Queensbury Pictures’ Giles Edwards. The film is now in development with Kato Pictures with Cat attached as writer/director.
Her short films as a writer and director include award-winning comedies KEEN-wah and Connie, starring Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who) which is available on iTunes and distributed by Shorts International. She directed the Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 spoof ident, Shushpiria and co-wrote, directed and produced the star-studded #FFIDENT20 for the 20th anniversary, both screened on the iMax, Leicester Square, ahead of the opening premieres.
She is also co-writer and producer of multi award-winning hit comedy horror short, Blood Shed starring Sally Phillips (Veep, Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones) and Shaun Dooley (The Stranger, Misfits, Broadchurch), which played sixty festivals and won eleven awards. The film has been licensed by Shorts International and is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Cat has worked in broadcasting since 2005 at the BBC, BBC Studios, BBC Worldwide and ITV across TV and radio including radio drama, comedy, documentaries and entertainment as an editorial project manager, production manager, and publishing and brand executive managing the DVD, Blu Ray and digital releases of some of the UK’s biggest comedy shows, including Alan Partridge, Celebrity Juice, An Idiot Abroad, Inside Number 9 and The Thick of It.
She was Project Manager of The Listening Project with BBC Radio 4, Production Manager of the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards, and is formerly the Production Executive of BBC Studios Audio. For three years, her slate consisted of hundreds of hours of programmes, from sitcoms to sketch shows to factual entertainment, including long-running gems The News Quiz, The Now Show, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Just a Minute and the BBC New Comedy Awards, and successful podcasts for BBC Sounds (Doctor Who: Redacted, Inside Inside Number 9), Audible and Spotify (Rose & Rosie: Parental Guidance).
She is currently pan-genre Production Executive for podcasts and radio at Somethin’ Else, part of the Global Podcast Division of Sony Music Entertainment, with productions out of offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. Podcasts include Kermode & Mayo’s Take, Out to Lunch, Exactly with Florence Given, Where There’s A Will There’s A Wake and High Low with EmRata.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, and a second MA in Professional Media Practice, which included feature film production at the Met Film School and online journalism at Goldsmiths. She has undertaken additional training in directing and line producing at the National Film & Television School.
Her poetry and short stories have been published in print and online, and a short story recorded for broadcast by Short Story Radio (Adieu my Stooge). Cat won the Fresher Publishing Writing Prize 2017 for Creative Non-Fiction with The Shells at Miramare Market and was published in the print anthology, Fresher Writing Volume II. Her short play, black comedy Crappy Birthday To Me, was performed by Slung Low Theatre in Leeds in 2019.
She also writes features and articles for online and print, including Den of Geek, East London Lines, seven issues of Film Stories, and 90s scifi app and website, The Companion.
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