CATH MOORE WRITES...
across print, prose and film & TV.
is an award winning screenwriter whose work has been screened on ABC, SBS and Channel 7. She has written for sketch comedy, children’s television, documentary and drama. She also writes for The Sunday Age and is a published author both academic and literary. She is also a singer/songwriter and screen story developer. Cath lives on the land of the Wurundjeri people. She acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.
METAL FISH, FALLING SNOW
WINNER- 2021 Victorian and Qld Premier's YA Literary Awards.
HONOR BOOK- 2021 CBCA awards.
SHORTLISTED- 2021 NSW Premier's YA and Multicultural Literary Awards, and Readings Award.
LONGLISTED- 2021 The Stella Prize and the ASAL Gold Medal.
METAL FISH, FALLING SNOW
Metal Fish, Falling Snow is a warm, funny and highly original portrait of a young girl’s search for identity and her struggle to deal with grief. Through families lost and found, this own-voices story celebrates the resilience of the human heart and our need to know who we truly are.
BELOW YOU CAN FIND LINKS TO NEWSPAPER COLUMNS AND ONLINE ARTICLES WRITTEN FOR A VARIETY OF PUBLICATIONS.
IS THIS OUR WATERSHED MOMENT?
June 27, 2020
A reflection on Australia's own battle with racial inequity and violence.
MORE PRINT MEDIA
Oct 28, 2016
What do kids pick up about difference in a family with diverse shades of skin colour?
FILM AND TV
BELOW YOU CAN FIND OUT ABOUT CURRENT AND PREVIOUS PROJECTS.
* Selected for the 2021 Montreal Black Film Festival
* Selected for the 2021 Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Layla is sick of her younger sister Bea who constantly ‘borrows’ her phone and copies her dance moves. But as they return from school one day, their shared love of music provides an unexpected moment of solidarity.
THE PEN LICENCE
NINE-YEAR-OLD TIANA KNOWS IT WILL TAKE A MIRACLE TO GET HER PEN LICENCE. SHE'S FALLEN BEHIND IN CLASS, HER WRITING LOOPS ARE A MESS, AND THE PRESSURE'S REALLY ON.
BETWEEN UPSTROKES AND CROSSBARS TIANA SOON REALISES IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING PERFECT, BUT IS PERSISTENCE REALLY ENOUGH?
SHARE IN THIS HEART-WARMING JOURNEY AS TIANA AND HER CLASSMATES STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE A COMING OF AGE RITUAL EXPERIENCED BY EVERY AUSTRALIAN CHILD.
As seen on ABC ME.
Special Mention at the San Francisco Film Festival (2019).
New York Children's Film Festival (2019)
SWING (SHORT FILM)
SWING tells the story of an unlikely friendship borne of mutual isolation. Sarah rallies against her family and seeks independence through a part-time job helping a blind war veteran. Initially cagey and defensive, the pair find they have more in common than they expect.
AWARDS Best Short Film, Adelaide Film Festival (Audience Vote) 2007 / Best Short Film, St Kilda Film Festival 2007 / Best Short Film (Nominee) AFI Awards 2007.
12 characters. 12 stories unique as hair itself.
Hairtales is a film that slowly untangles the unexpected; tales of murder, a mysteriously white father, the ‘lie of the hot comb’, and secret personal truths that only hair can reveal.
Being an only child can be lonely, especially when you’re deaf and your father never seems to hear when it matters. But then a special call from outside- can Ishika save a dying tree that seems to be talking to her?
INTO THE NIGHT
A lost and fragile rent boy meets a wealthy man playing out a lonely game. Over one night their lives intersect in unexpected ways, blurring the lines between betrayer and betrayed.
HERE YOU CAN FIND MY LATEST COLLABORATIONS AND BACK CATALOGUE.