"No matter where you are in life, it's never too late to follow your passion and make something beautiful out of it. The journey of exploring parts of this business I had never tackled before has been so inspiring. All of us have untapped capabilities in ourselves -- we just need to discover them and let our creativity drive us forward."
Catherine Mary Stewart
As a seasoned actor with a diverse and extensive career, I have had the privilege of immersing myself in the art of storytelling from various perspectives. Beginning with performing as a dancer in front of audiences around the world, to feature films, television, and stage. My journey in the entertainment industry has ignited a profound passion for directing—a calling that fuels my creative spirit and drives me to explore new horizons in the world of filmmaking and theater.
The transition to directing has been a transformative experience, allowing me to view storytelling through a fresh lens. I am deeply committed to the craft of directing, embracing the challenges it presents both creatively and intellectually. My aspiration is to harness the power of visual storytelling to inspire, provoke thought, and elicit emotions in audiences around the world.
What sets me apart as a director is my unique blend of experiences. Having stood in the shoes of an actor, I possess an innate understanding of the actor's process, enabling me to collaborate effectively and draw out authentic performances. This perspective, coupled with my dedication to meticulous planning and attention to detail, allows me to craft compelling narratives that resonate on multiple levels.
My vision as a director is to breathe life into stories that are not only visually captivating but also socially relevant and emotionally resonant. I believe in the transformative potential of storytelling, the ability to shed light on untold narratives, challenge conventions, and spark conversations that have a lasting impact.
I am committed to continuous learning and growth in the ever-evolving landscape of filmmaking and theater. My journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share my passion for storytelling.
When I was very young, I created comprehensive narratives with pencil illustrations. I started my first full-length story when I was 12, traveling in a camper through New Zealand about a young girl and her love and nurturing of an abandoned pony.
My first attempt at a script was to transpose my 12-year-old self’s horse story into a film script. I had no idea how to write a script, and it felt like such a daunting task, but I focused on a wonderful piece of advice from a friend. He told me to challenge myself to write just one page a day.
After 40 years of contemplating this story, I completed a full script in about four months. What an amazing feeling!! Writing that script solidified the fact that I love the process. I like the solitude, the satisfaction of creating characters, a story, and the feeling of achievement bringing it to fruition.