Catherine Goldschmidt’s passion for crafting visual stories began when she shot Academy Award nominee Benh Zeitlin’s award-winning short film Egg. Since then she has been across the U.S. and around the world, shooting narrative, documentary and commercial work on almost every continent.
Her S16mm debut feature film Northeast, which premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival: On the Road, was praised by critics for its inventive camera work. In the documentary world, she frequently collaborates with Morgan Neville, notably shooting additional photography on the Academy Award-winning feature documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Her eclectic commercial work, from fashion (Pepe Jeans) to comedy spots (Fox), showcases her broad stylistic range. In terms of episodic television, Catherine has recently shot for original series on Netflix and Amazon, as well as the period show A Crime to Remember (2-time Emmy Award Winner for Best Cinematography and Visual Design.)
Last year, Catherine’s experimental documentary Disaster Playground premiered at SXSW and was subsequently screened at Sheffield and CPH:DOX. Her 1960s-set family film Wishin’ and Hopin’, based on Wally Lamb’s bestselling novella and starring Molly Ringwald and Meat Loaf, was released both theatrically and on television. No Light and No Land Anywhere, Catherine’s 6th feature, directed by Amber Sealey and executive produced by Miranda July, is currently in post-production and set for release next year.
Catherine holds an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory, and she is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, BAFTA Crew and an affiliate of the Center for Moving Image Research. She is a contributing writer for the online cinema magazine The Spread, penning the widely shared article Women Working Behind the Camera. She currently splits her time between London, Los Angeles, and anywhere the next job takes her.