CATH MOORE WRITES...

across print, prose and film & TV.

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CATH MOORE...

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 Premier's YA Literary Award


SHORTLISTED- 2021 NSW Premier's YA and Multicultural Literary Awards, Readings and CBCA Awards.


LONGLISTED- 2021 The Stella Prize and the  ASAL Gold Medal. 

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            PROSE...

 
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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.

 
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GROWING UP AFRICAN IN AUSTRALIA

Cath recounts her experiences growing up with a white single mother in the Anglo middle class suburbs of Canberra and how she found a way into her skin.

 
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PRINT MEDIA...

BELOW YOU CAN FIND LINKS TO  NEWSPAPER COLUMNS AND ONLINE ARTICLES WRITTEN FOR A VARIETY OF PUBLICATIONS.

 
Happy Childhood

SUMMER DAZE

Feb 1, 2020

Summer Daze: remember when life was one lazy holiday?

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IS THIS OUR WATERSHED MOMENT?

June 27, 2020

A reflection on Australia's own battle with racial inequity and violence.

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THE SKINS I AM IN

March,  2018

An interview with The Pin on the blessings and burdens of having mixed heritage.

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THE OTHER ME

March, 2020

In a parallel universe, my better self is making up for my real life neuroses.

MORE PRINT MEDIA

Happy Family

MULTI-COLOURED FAMILY

Oct 28, 2016

What do kids pick up about difference in a family with diverse shades of skin colour?

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WHEN I DECIDED TO GO STRAIGHT

May 12, 2019

Does straight hair maketh the woman?

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THE SKINS I AM IN

March,  2018

How do people lean in and out of their biracial status?

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RESOLVE IN A TIME OF COVID

April, 2020

What new skills and aspirations can be found during lockdown?

 
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FILM AND TV

BELOW YOU CAN FIND OUT ABOUT CURRENT AND PREVIOUS PROJECTS.

 

HAIRTALES

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.

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THE PEN LICENCE

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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)

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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.

 
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HUSH

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?


 
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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.

 
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SHELLING PEAS

Amy and Dean deal with the death of their mother differently, but before they get on with their lives, they first have to get on with each other.

 
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MUSIC

HERE YOU CAN FIND MY LATEST COLLABORATIONS AND BACK CATALOGUE.

 
 

CONTACT- CATH IS AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND STORY CONSULTATIONS.

Thanks for your enquiry. We will be in touch soon!