Cate Shortland

Cate Shortland - Somersault

Somersault is the debut feature from writer, director CATE SHORTLAND. She studied Fine Arts at Sydney University and holds a Graduate Diploma in directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (2000) where she received the Southern Star Award for most promising student. She has written and directed 4 award winning short films: Strap on Olympia (1995), Pentuphouse (1998), Flowergirl(1999) and Joy (2000) – all of them in collaboration with producer Anthony Anderson. They have been received with acclaim at festivals around the world including Oberhausen, Tampere, Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin and London. Between 2001 and 2003 Cate directed episodes of The Secret Life of Us. Somersault was the only feature from Australia (or New Zealand) to be selected for an official programme at Cannes this year. On July 22 it will screen as the Opening Night selection at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Films we have screened by this Director