Catherine Smyth-McMullen

Raffey Cassidy in The Other Lamb, photo courtesy of Rumble Films

Catherine Smyth-McMullen is an award-winning writer who splits her time between LA and Melbourne. 

Catherine’s feature THE OTHER LAMB held its world premiere at TIFF 2019 as a Special Presentation, and has since screened in competition at BFI London and San Sebastian, as well as at acclaimed genre-festival Fantastic Fest.

The script was previously on the 2017 Black List, The Hit List, and The Blood List as one of the year’s best unproduced scripts, and was also nominated for an Australian Writers Guild Award for ‘Best Feature Adaptation’. Produced by Rumble Films’ Stephanie Wilcox and David Lancaster (Drive, Whiplash, Nightcrawler), IFC Midnight released the film in 2020.

Catherine has sold and set-up pilots with SyFy, Netflix, AMC and eOne. Most recently, Catherine was a writer on the upcoming Netflix/Warner Bros. series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic SANDMAN. Previously to that, Catherine was a writer and consulting producer on TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES for The CW/Netflix. She was also a writer on the second season of the award-winning Australian drama series BLOOM. Her original digital short PARKED  was  produced by Princess Pictures, and funded by Screen Australia and YouTube.

On her upcoming feature slate, she has an original thriller screenplay with producers Gale Anne Hurd and Phillip Kobylanski at Valhalla Motion Pictures, and is also adapting a second horror feature for Rumble Films.

Catherine’s work has won or been shortlisted for many other national and international awards. Her pilot AWAKE won the John Hinde Award from the Australian Writers’ Guild, and received Scripted Ink funding. She won the Ustinov Award for Television Writing from the International Emmys for her pilot LIVING METAL, which was also nominated for the Australian Writers’ Guild Monte Miller Award. She was on the 2017 Young & Hungry List of up-and-coming screenwriters, and the 2016 Inside Film List as one of the Australian screen industry’s ‘Rising Talents’. She also wrote the adaption of WENTWORTH VR, which won the Screen Producers Australia Best Interactive or Game Production of the Year 2018.

Catherine graduated in 2011 with a double degree in Arts (Film Studies)/Law from the University of Melbourne. She is represented by Chris Deckard and Krista Carpenter at Fictional Entity (US), and Dayne Kelly at RGM.

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