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About Cate Fogarty

Although born in Minnesota, Cate spent her adolescence sailing the Caribbean which fostered a lifelong love of travel and adventure, including a three-year stretch in Norway where she formally began her journey as a filmmaker.

Infusing her boldness and unique life experiences into every story she tells, Cate believes humor is the key to survival and she’s passionate about telling messy, female-driven stories that balance the darkness with light. What doesn't kill you makes you laugh, eventually.


Chosen as the Lead Fellow in Blackmagic Collective's 2021 First Frame Initiative, Cate has finely honed her intuitive directing style and approaches every project with deep empathy and versatile communication.

Cate has several projects in development, including a personal documentary about sailing. Her latest short film, SLUT, will be completed in April 2022.