Catharine Axley is an emerging filmmaker whose films have received recognition at festivals across the country including DOC NYC, the United Nations Association Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Real to Reel International Film Festival, and the Harlem International Film Festival. Axley was Associate Producer-Line Producer-Assistant Editor on Morgenthau, which aired on WNET/Channel 13 in 2014. She is currently finishing her final year in the MFA Documentary Film & Video program at Stanford University.
Her short, Counting the Dead, was selected as a Regional Finalist for the 2014 Student Academy Awards. Axley received a BA in History and Ethnicity, Race & Migration from Yale University and lives in the Bay Area.
Student Production Grant, The Caucus Foundation for Producers, Writers & Directors, Spring 2015
The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2015
An aging legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion trains his grand-nephew to carry on a century-old village tradition and compete in the world’s largest dogsled sprint race.
Bay Area Short - Second Prize Winner, Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2016
Nominee, David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award, 2015
The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation Award, 2015
59th San Francisco International Film Festival, 2016
With a few hours leave from their container ships, seafarers from around the world reflect on their lives at sea and away from home.
Jury's Citation Award - 2nd Prize, Black Maria Film Festival, 2015
NewFilmmakers New York, 2014
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2014
A circus artist brings to life a forgotten history of African American performance.