“Everything begins and ends at exactly the right time and place.”

― Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock
Catriona MacInnes: Photograph © Jason Moffat

I love this quote from Joan Lindsay because it reminds me that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. It also helps me when I think about making work and writing for the screen, which can take its sweet time and that is okay.

The process is so beautiful and painful all at once. If I am honest, it’s ‘the moments of the making’ that I value most, like remembering the two nerdy pals walking awkwardly down the street towards me (future characters), or driving for miles around the east coast looking for a funfair location with a total stranger who just arrived from London (my first DoP), or standing on Torrin shore under an apocalyptic sky in deep despair yet feeling so connected to everything, when a shoot was shut down due to an accident.

I get so excited by working with talented screenwriters and other creatives, even if they wouldn’t dare describe themselves as that! I am truly inspired by the magic I see in people and all the complex and resonant stories I see clambering to the surface when we start chatting, which may be long before we get to the ideas. 

I offer mentoring that begins and ends with YOU, at exactly the right time and place (for you):

  • To explore your unique characters, their worlds and define their journey.
  • To find freedom and flow in your creativity by letting go of expectations and trusting your intuition.
  • To plan next steps, whatever stage you are in your journey and career.


If this kind of mentoring appeals to you, please send a CV, a synopsis for your film project (short or feature) and a note on why you’d like to me mentored by me to: