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Cate Shortland

Building From the Details

Mar 22, 2013

Seven years ago, Australian writer/director Cate Shortland spoke to Under the Radar at length about her award-winning debut feature, Somersault. At the end of the interview, she mentioned a few projects that were brewing, including one set in Baltimore. However, none of them materialized. Instead, she moved to South Africa with her husband, filmmaker Tony Krawitz, converted to Judaism and adopted two African children. Life pulled Shortland away from those projects but also would inform her second feature, Lore. More

Cate Shortland

Q&A with the writer and director of Somersault

Apr 02, 2006

Cate Shortland didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a filmmaker or rubbing shoulders with international celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, but that’s where the Australian director found herself two years ago when her feature-length debut, Somersault, premiered as a selection in the festival’s Un Certain Regard, a category that favors new talent. More