Catherine Eaton, MFA

Director and Writer
Catherine Eaton is a director, writer, actor and producer. Eaton's feature debut as a director and writer, The Sounding, starring Harris Yulin (Ozark) and Frankie Faison (The Wire), has won two dozen awards on the festival circuit so far including four Festival Grand Prizes. Eaton and The Sounding are the subject of a branded mini-documentary by Stella Artois currently running on Hulu. Eaton was chosen for Tribeca's Through Her Lens lab and grant for her pilot On The Outs and was selected as a shadowing director for Ryan Murphy's Half Initiative on the hit Fox show 9-1-1. Her newest series Breaking News—based on her personal experience working with freelance news crews in conflict zones—was selected for Independent Filmmaker Project's Independent Film Week Project Forum, and her feature film script Two Women in the Wild Ground is a finalist for the Sundance Development Labs. Eaton shares an Emmy with the production team on The Human Toll of Ethanol for Bloomberg TV. As an actor, she's been seen on Broadway, television, and film. Eaton has an undergraduate degree in international law from Cornell University and an MFA from the University of Minnesota, Guthrie.


  • MFA University of Minnesota