Cathryn Morris

Freelance Screenwriter & Script Writer

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Location:Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/cathrynmorris
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C A T H R Y N M O R R I S
Vancouver, B.C. V6N 2M9
cathryn.morris@gmail.com
Home: 604-688-6284

Objective
Writing for film and television
Highlights
WRITING
• Feature “Alien Christmas” (2011 – family Christmas drama)
• In progress – Feature “Texas City Disaster” (2011 – true story based on 1947 event)
• In progress – Television series “Northwest Passage” (2011 – one-hour arctic drama)
• Pilot script for an original television series:
• CrookID Pilot “In Exile” (2010 – one-hour fraud/police drama)
• CrookID Mid-cut Episode “Moose Pasture” (2010 – one-hour fraud/police drama)
• Feature: Bleeding Kansas (2010 – drama based on incidents at Abu Ghraib Prison)
• Nicholl Fellowships 2010 – Semifinalist (top 30 out of 6304 scripts)
• Creative World Awards – Finalist Fall 2010
• Scriptapalooza – Quarterfinalist Summer 2010
• Spec Scripts:
• FlashForward “Scheveningen Defense” (2010 – Scriptapalooza semi-finalist February 2011)
• Mad Men “Subterfuge” (2008–09 – Scriptapalooza semi-finalist February 2010)
• eBook: How to Write a TV Spec Script (2009 – 37 pp – write-a-tv-spec-script.com)
• Pilot script for an original television-series concept (collaborative):
• The 300 Club (2009 – one-hour cable drama)
• MoW script for a two-hour television drama for cable network:
• Miracles or Myth: The Royal Raymond Rife Story (2001 – historical fiction)
• Two feature-length screenplay scripts:
• Goes Around (2000 – science fiction about the future consequences of genetic engineering)
• The Harmattan (1999 – fiction based on my true experiences in Africa)
PERSONAL
• 10 years’ screenwriting study and experience
• Good collaborator; thinks and works fast under pressure; calm and insightful;
sees big picture (story, seasons’ arcs) AND keeps track of details
• Global perspective: worked in Canadian arctic, lived in Africa, traveled the world
• Dual citizen (Canada and USA)

Work Experience

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/WEB DEVELOPER/IT SYSTEMS 2009–Present
Graphex Advertising Production Inc., Vancouver, BC

FLIGHT CONTROL/LOGISTICS – GOLD MINING CAMP, NUNAVUT 2008–2009
Braden Burry Expediting, Yellowknife, NT

RADIO OFFICER – SSDC AND KULLUK, ARCTIC OCEAN 2005–2008
Offshore Recruiting Services Inc., St. John’s, NF

OWNER/OPERATOR 2002–2005
Digitalstorytelling Multimedia Services Inc., Vancouver, BC

Education

MFA, CREATIVE WRITING 2010
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Infotec) 2002
Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC

BA, FILM – SUMMA *** LAUDE AND HONOURS 2001
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

RADIO OPERATING (MARINE RADIO) 1984
Red River Community College, Winnipeg, MB

FLIGHT SERVICE SPECIALIST (AIR RADIO) 1982
Transport Canada Training Institute, Cornwall, ON

Memberships

PRAXIS CENTRE FOR SCREENWRITING Joined 2003

WOMEN IN FILM & VIDEO VANCOUVER Joined 2003

NATIONAL GOLD KEY HONOR SOCIETY (U.S.) Joined 2001
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Screenwriting
Script Writing