Bruno Catarino Screenwriter Director

about ME


I was born in Portugal, in a small town south of Lisbon. At age 18, I wanted to work in film, but back then, film was a very unsafe career choice in Portugal, so I opted for the safety of IT, having graduated and worked as a Software Developer since. 

However, during that period, I had these little voices in my head telling me stories. I tried to shut them down and focus on the work I studied my all life to do, but with time, they grew louder. When I moved to London, those voices were shouting, too loud to ignore, and my journey begun: I decided to learn the craft of screenwriting.

After writing several shorts and a couple of features, I decided having scripts covered in dust in my drawer was not good enough, so I started to learn how to direct films, collaborating first in other people's projects, then finally directing my first short, For the Children.

I have directed two other shorts since, and currently in pre-production for my next short, a modern film-noir.

Among my main director references are Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick, John Ford, Steven Spielberg, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, and Edgar Wright. This list wouldn't be complete without the most imaginative and influential screenwriter to ever live: Rod Serling.