Cate Shortland

Cate Shortland is an Australian writer and director of film and television. She was born 10 August 1968 in Temora, New South Wales. She graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, where she received the Southern Star Award for most promising student. She has created several award winning short films: Strap on Olympia (1995); Pentuphouse (1998); Flower Girl (2000); Joy (2000) Cate spent three years directing episodes of the television series, The Secret Life Of Us. In 2004 she released her debut feature length film, Somersault (2004), which was entered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cate Shortland, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Somersault (2004)

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Abbie Cornish  •  Sam Worthington  •  Lynette Curran  •  Erik Thomson

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Abbie Cornish  •  Sam Worthington  •  Lynette Curran  •  Erik Thomson

The Silence (2006)

A police officer reassigned to curate a photography exhibition finds links between a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Richard Roxburgh  •  Essie Davis  •  Emily Barclay  •  Damian de Montemas

A police officer reassigned to curate a photography exhibition finds links between a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Richard Roxburgh  •  Essie Davis  •  Emily Barclay  •  Damian de Montemas

Flowergirl (1999)

Daisuke, Hana and Tetsu are three young Japanese sharing an apartment at Bondi Beach in Sydney. After a year of carefree living, Daisuke has to return to Osaka to work in his father's butcher shop. He is secretly in love with his flatmate Hana. A lyrical vignette ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Toshiyuki Chiba  •  Mikiko Ooka

Daisuke, Hana and Tetsu are three young Japanese sharing an apartment at Bondi Beach in Sydney. After a year of carefree living, Daisuke has to return to Osaka to work in his father's butcher shop. He is secretly in love with his flatmate Hana. A lyrical vignette ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Toshiyuki Chiba  •  Mikiko Ooka

Lore (2012)

Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos she encounters a mysterious refugee who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Saskia Rosendahl  •  Kai-Peter Malina  •  Nele Trebs  •  Ursina Lardi

Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos she encounters a mysterious refugee who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Saskia Rosendahl  •  Kai-Peter Malina  •  Nele Trebs  •  Ursina Lardi

Pentuphouse (1998)

Della, a 45-year-old wanna-be, coulda-been jazz singer and her lover, Dale, a 23 year old small time criminal, are in the final stages of their dysfunctional relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST: 

Della, a 45-year-old wanna-be, coulda-been jazz singer and her lover, Dale, a 23 year old small time criminal, are in the final stages of their dysfunctional relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST: 

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Max Riemelt  •  Matthias Habich  •  Emma Bading

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Max Riemelt  •  Matthias Habich  •  Emma Bading

Black Widow (2021)

Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Scarlett Johansson  •  Florence Pugh  •  David Harbour  •  O.T. Fagbenle

Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Scarlett Johansson  •  Florence Pugh  •  David Harbour  •  O.T. Fagbenle

Joy (2000)

The short film is an exploration of an adolescent girl's journey of self-discovery set in the garish twilight world of sydney's late night shopping centres and roof tops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Deborah Clay

The short film is an exploration of an adolescent girl's journey of self-discovery set in the garish twilight world of sydney's late night shopping centres and roof tops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Deborah Clay