Catherine Pettman is an Australian born producer of film, television, animation and live shows, and is the co-founder of Rummin Productions based in lutruwita (Tasmania).
Her recent online documentary animation series There Is No ‘I’ In Island was awarded best documentary at the Copenhagen and Bilbao Seriesland festivals, best animated series at Baltimore Next Media Webfest, best original idea at Digital Media Fest, and best quarantine series at Rio Webfest.
During her career, Catherine has produced a multitude of internationally awarded short documentaries namanu rruni | Albatross Island, Doing It Scared, Convoy and Lowest to Highest and managed several longer format documentaries including Skullbone Plains for the ABC, First Fagin for ZDF/RTE, Banished Women and Exile In Hell for RTE, Flavour Swap for SBS on Demand, and reality series Holy Switch for the ABC. She independently produced the award-winning short drama Stripped Bare and filmed and edited the documentary Voices in the Dark that aired on the ABC Compass program. Her deep knowledge of lutruwita (Tasmania), its locations and immensely talented cast and crew, has provided assistance to multiple films including producer Vincent Sheehan and Porchlight Films’ The Hunter starring Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill and Causeway Films’ The Nightingale.
Previously, as Head of Production at Roar Film, Catherine co-produced six films commissioned by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in an award-winning exhibition Our Land: parrawa, parrawa! Go away! Other credits include her coproduction of a live international simulcast of Vandemonian Lags, written by Mick and Steve Thomas featuring the irrepressible Brian Nankervis and Tim Rogers, a theatrical spectacle performed by 12 contemporary Australian musicians and digital artists commissioned by MONA for Dark Mofo.
Catherine is currently producing an original drama series for SBS with kutikina Productions and is a member of the Tasmanian chapter of Women in Film and Television (WIFT).