"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
Directing has been a dream of mine since I can remember. When I finally got a chance to do it, it was everything I had hoped for and more.
I have utilized my decades of experience as a dancer, singer, and actor on television, in movies, and on stage. These crafts have been invaluable to me in building a foundation to direct.
As a director, I stay true to my personal vision but enjoy working in collaboration with talented people both on-screen and behind the scenes. Combining and building on the necessary elements is extremely gratifying.
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.