Cath Le Couteur


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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Associate Agent: Talia Tobias

Film, TV & Theatre

Cath studied Directing at the NFTS. Her short films won a number of awards and screened at key festivals including Edinburgh, Berlinale and Cannes. She won the Sundance Alfred P Sloan Development Award to develop fiction feature BED and in 2017 was awarded the inaugural Open Call Award from The Space to develop interactive artwork and documentary ADRIFT. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Rockefeller Bellagio Artist Residencies and is a co-founder of Shooting People, the online filmmakers network of 45,000 filmmakers. She currently sits on the board of Directors UK.

In Development




For release in 2021. Hybrid short documentary for Goldfrapp about the Puli Kali (‘Tiger Dance’) festival in the state of Kerala, India. Exec Producer, GoPro Camera and Sound. (Dir: Lisa Gunning).


Low-Budget Ensemble Drama. As Writer/Director.
Awarded the Sundance Alfred P Sloan Commissioning Prize.
An expelled astronaut candidate joins a 70day bed-rest experiment to keep her dream of going to space alive, but is confronted by four misifts on the study with her, who threaten her sanity.

Co-Founder of the UK filmmakers network with over 45,000 members making fiction films, documentary and animation. "Shooting People has created a major grass roots revival in independent film" The Times.

Short Films




Co-creator with Nick Ryan. Winner, Inaugural Open Call Award from The Space. Project explores the hidden world of space junk and includes a documentary, interactive experience and sound installation.
The project was independently assessed to have a press reach of over 3.5million (including Radio 4, BBC Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian, New Scientist, Wired, Evening Standard, Independent, Japan Times, BBC World Service and other global press.)



Cap Gun Collective

Co-Director with Lisa Gunning. Music video for Goldfrapp Album TALES OF US



Channel 4

Five short docudrama films
Short listed for the Sheffield/Four Docs prize)
Screened on C4, and sold to USA (Current TV, CBC)
Festivals include South by Southwest, ResFest, HotDocs
Press: BluePrint Magazine, Design Week, Computer Arts Magazine

1) FOOT CRED transforms Normski's photographs and his New York epiphany into a graphic, personal portrait of the city detailing Normski's initiation into a new b-boy culture and fixation with trainers, particularly Puma States. Brilliant’. South By South West Film Festival.
2) 24 HRS in LA: Gangland LA, Cadillacs, and a photographer who gets lost
3) 'WHEN SOUL TO SOUL HIT NO.1 : The emergence of Hip Hop in the UK
4) BOB-A-JOB: Growing up as a young black kid in Primose Hill in the 1970’s
5) MY FIRST CAMERA : Photographer Normski’s first picture



Shooting People Productions / NFTS

Writer/Director, 6min, 35mm
Broadcast Sales: C4, SBS (Australia), Canal Plus (France), Toronto, Japan
DVD Release: Best of Resfest 2003

Best Cinematography, Brief Encounters, Bristol 2002
Canal Plus ‘Best Short Film’, International Films De Femmes, Creteil 2002
Best Short, Milan Film Festival 2002
‘UPIFC’ Best Photography, Festival Internacional, Barcelona 2002



Shooting People Productions

Co-Writer/Director, 10min, 16mm
* Arts Council of England Award



Shooting People Productions / Film Four

Writer/Director, 9min, DV
Released Theatrically in front of Thirteen (Dir: Hardwicke), Dec 2003
Broadcast Sales: C4, CBC Television (Toronto), Sundance Channel (Sundance)

Special Jury Mention, Edinburgh Film Festival
Outstanding Directorial Achievement, Wintherthur, Switzerland
Film Four and LFVDA Production Award
Berlinale (in Competition) 2003
Cannes Film Festival 2003
Edinburgh Film Festival 2003 and many others.

‘Appetising miniature drama offering a sniff of polysexual tension and intrigue uncorked at a teenage party during a game of spin-the-bottle. Confident and curious.’ Time Out London (Nick Bradshaw)

Other / Training:


2001     National Film and Television Graduate (Directing), UK

2004     Cinefondation, Cannes Awardee, Cannes, France

2006     WFTV Film Placement, UK

2013     Winner, Alfred P Sloan Sundance Commissioning Grant for feature film BED

2015     Winner, Inaugural Open Call The Space Award for Arts Project ADRIFT