Catherine Hardwicke

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Catherine Hardwicke (born Helen Catherine Hardwicke; October 21, 1955) is an American production designer and film director. Her works include the independent film Thirteen, which she co-wrote with Nikki Reed, the film's co-star, the Biblically-themed The Nativity Story, the vampire film Twilight, and the werewolf film Red Riding Hood. The opening weekend of Twilight was the biggest opening ever for a female director.

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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

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The radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva and Jay Adams are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Victor Rasuk  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  John Robinson

The radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva and Jay Adams are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Victor Rasuk  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  John Robinson

The Nativity Story (2006)

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Shaun Toub

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Shaun Toub

Thirteen (2003)

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Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Nikki Reed  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Holly Hunter

Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Nikki Reed  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Holly Hunter

Miss Representation (2011)

The film MISS REPRESENTATION exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Siebel Newsom
CAST:  Cory Booker  •  Margaret Cho  •  Katie Couric  •  Candy Crowley

The film MISS REPRESENTATION exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Siebel Newsom
CAST:  Cory Booker  •  Margaret Cho  •  Katie Couric  •  Candy Crowley

Plush (2013)

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A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Emily Browning  •  Xavier Samuel  •  Cam Gigandet  •  Dawn Olivieri

A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Emily Browning  •  Xavier Samuel  •  Cam Gigandet  •  Dawn Olivieri

Miss You Already (2015)

The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Toni Collette  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Jacqueline Bisset

The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Toni Collette  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Jacqueline Bisset

Finding Joe (2011)

While studying myths, and writing on the human experience, Joseph Campbell was a professor at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years. His seminal work, "A Hero with a Thousand Faces" was published in 1949 and greatly influenced generations of artists and writers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Takaya Solomon
CAST:  Tony Hawk  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Rashida Jones  •  Deepak Chopra

While studying myths, and writing on the human experience, Joseph Campbell was a professor at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years. His seminal work, "A Hero with a Thousand Faces" was published in 1949 and greatly influenced generations of artists and writers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Takaya Solomon
CAST:  Tony Hawk  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Rashida Jones  •  Deepak Chopra

Red Riding Hood (2011)

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Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Gary Oldman  •  Lukas Haas  •  Virginia Madsen

Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Gary Oldman  •  Lukas Haas  •  Virginia Madsen

Crítico (2008)

Seventy critics and filmmakers discuss cinema around the conflict between the artist and the observer, the creator and the critic. Between 1998 and 2007, Kléber Mendonça Filho recorded testimonies about this relationship in Brazil, the United States and Europe, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kleber Mendonça Filho
CAST:  Gus Van Sant  •  Carlos Saura  •  Walter Salles  •  Michel Ciment

Seventy critics and filmmakers discuss cinema around the conflict between the artist and the observer, the creator and the critic. Between 1998 and 2007, Kléber Mendonça Filho recorded testimonies about this relationship in Brazil, the United States and Europe, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kleber Mendonça Filho
CAST:  Gus Van Sant  •  Carlos Saura  •  Walter Salles  •  Michel Ciment

Twilight (2008)

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When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't stay away from him, a fatal move that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Billy Burke  •  Taylor Lautner

When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't stay away from him, a fatal move that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Billy Burke  •  Taylor Lautner

Thrashin' (1986)

Corey and his band of skater buddies sometimes make mischief, but they're more interested in girls and having fun on their boards than in getting into any real trouble. Notorious enemy crew the Daggers, led by Tommy Hook, get their kicks terrorizing the locals at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Brooke McCarter  •  Pamela Gidley  •  David Wagner

Corey and his band of skater buddies sometimes make mischief, but they're more interested in girls and having fun on their boards than in getting into any real trouble. Notorious enemy crew the Daggers, led by Tommy Hook, get their kicks terrorizing the locals at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Brooke McCarter  •  Pamela Gidley  •  David Wagner

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem (2016)

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

Celluloid Ceilings (2015)

Even though women make up 51 percent of the U.S. population, only about 4 percent of movies are directed by women. Of the 220 TV shows, representing about 3500 total episodes, only 14 percent were directed by women. Bloomberg interviewed several female directors in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Przygoda  •  Victoria Blackburne-Daniell
CAST:  Lexi Alexander  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Martha Coolidge

Even though women make up 51 percent of the U.S. population, only about 4 percent of movies are directed by women. Of the 220 TV shows, representing about 3500 total episodes, only 14 percent were directed by women. Bloomberg interviewed several female directors in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Przygoda  •  Victoria Blackburne-Daniell
CAST:  Lexi Alexander  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Martha Coolidge

We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss (2014)

Everyone’s talking about it, but who can explain it? Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan have partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. Each film is helmed by an acclaimed filmmaker, each with their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban  •  Mary Harron  •  Steve James  •  Joe Berlinger  •  Jon M. Chu  •  Morgan Spurlock  •  Barbara Kopple  •  Shola Lynch  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Albert Hughes  •  Miao Wang
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Maya Rudolph  •  Morgan Spurlock

Everyone’s talking about it, but who can explain it? Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan have partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. Each film is helmed by an acclaimed filmmaker, each with their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban  •  Mary Harron  •  Steve James  •  Joe Berlinger  •  Jon M. Chu  •  Morgan Spurlock  •  Barbara Kopple  •  Shola Lynch  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Albert Hughes  •  Miao Wang
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Maya Rudolph  •  Morgan Spurlock

I Am Heath Ledger (2017)

The life and career of an actor, artist, and icon. His own journey through his own camera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derik Murray  •  Adrian Buitenhuis
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Kate Ledger  •  Kim Ledger  •  Olivia Ledger

The life and career of an actor, artist, and icon. His own journey through his own camera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derik Murray  •  Adrian Buitenhuis
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Kate Ledger  •  Kim Ledger  •  Olivia Ledger

The Black Ghiandola (2017)

The Black Ghiandola is a story about a young man risking his life to save a young girl he has grown to love, after his family has been killed in the Apocalyptic world of Zombies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Theodore Melfi
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  David Lynch  •  Laura Dern  •  J.K. Simmons

The Black Ghiandola is a story about a young man risking his life to save a young girl he has grown to love, after his family has been killed in the Apocalyptic world of Zombies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Theodore Melfi
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  David Lynch  •  Laura Dern  •  J.K. Simmons

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

Half the Picture (2018)

At a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood, successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers. Having endured a long history of systemic discrimination, women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Adrion
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Lena Dunham  •  Sam Taylor-Johnson  •  Ava DuVernay

At a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood, successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers. Having endured a long history of systemic discrimination, women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Adrion
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Lena Dunham  •  Sam Taylor-Johnson  •  Ava DuVernay

Miss Bala (2019)

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Gina Rodriguez  •  Matt Lauria  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Ismael Cruz Córdova

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Gina Rodriguez  •  Matt Lauria  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Ismael Cruz Córdova

This Changes Everything (2019)

An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Donahue
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Yara Shahidi

An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Donahue
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Yara Shahidi
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