Cast: Cesca Saunders, Edel Murphy, Martin O'Sullivan, Sarah Kinlen
A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions – only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill.
This short film explores the themes of street harassment and idea of women being made victims in safe spaces like their own communities. CATCALLS takes the power back and the predator becomes the prey.
Kate graduated with an Honours Degree in Film & Television Production from the National Film School, IADT in 2012. There, she majored in Directing and minored in Editing. Her graduate short Breathe In (2012) was selected for a number of Irish and international film festivals. She then worked as a Broadcast Producer in TBWA Dublin for almost 2 years after graduating.
In 2014, she attended Berlinale Talents to develop her short Little Doll at the Short Film Script Station. The film depicts the first same-sex crush of a young girl. The short premiered as part of Generation Kplus at Berlinale 2016. For her work with Little Doll, Kate was included in the British Council’s fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.
In 2016 Kate was chosen to take part in the Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers and was paired with director Alice Lowe who wrote and directed Prevenge last year. In 2017, Kate was funded by the Irish Film Board to make Catcalls, an irreverent Horror about a sexual predator who gets whats coming to him. The film premiered at the Cork Film Festival, Nov 18th.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MIDNITE screening presents the most innovative new voices in genre filmmaking; now at a reasonable hour (9:30pm). This program presents seven films that explore the beautiful horror found in sacrifice and revenge.