Catriona trained as a performer and theatre maker at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formally RSAMD) and worked professionally as an actor and drama practitioner for 4 years before going on to study film practice.
Her first film I’m In Away From Here was BAFTA nomintated and premiered in competition at the 65th Venice International Film Festival in 2008. A Cuillin Rising, premiered at the 55th BFI London Film Festival in October 2011 and was nominated for the British Council Award for Best New Short at London Short Film Festival.
A participant at EIFF talent lab in 2012 and at Berlinale Talent Campus in February 2013, she was also one of the ten international filmmakers selected for the TIFF Talent Lab in September 2013, where she attended private master classes and screenings with filmmakers such as Anfonso Cuaron and Jean-Marc Vallée
She developed her first feature screenplay, Gift From God, through a Binger Film Lab screenwriting program, mentored by Mollie Stensgaard.
As the creative producer for SIGMA Films 2013-15 youth talent initiative, Jumpcut, she produced Dropping Off Michael, which premiered at Palm Springs and was twice BAFTA nominated.
Catriona is currently working with THIRD Films, supported by the Scottish Film talent network though the BFI.net scheme to develop a new feature length screenplay Safe Days and is fishing post for her latest short Howls, also financed by SFTN with Creative England
Catriona is a part-time lecturer in performance for screen and film practice at Edinburgh Napier university and a visiting lecturer at Glasgow University and Edinburgh College of Art.