Catherine Goldschmidt’s passion for crafting visual stories began in 2005 when she shot Academy Award nominee Benh Zeitlin’s award-winning short film Egg. Since then she has been across the U.S. and around the world, shooting narrative, documentary and commercial work on almost every continent.
Her S16mm debut feature film Northeast, which premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival: On the Road, was praised by critics for its inventive camera work. In the documentary world, she frequently collaborates with Morgan Neville, notably shooting additional photography on the Academy Award-winning feature documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. For TV, Catherine shot on the new Netflix original series Abstract: The Art of Design (premiering at the Sundance Film Festival 2017), as well as the period show A Crime to Remember (2-time Emmy Award Winner for Best Cinematography and Visual Design.) When it comes to music, Catherine has photographed a wide variety of international artists including Prince, Barbara Streisand, The National, MIA and Jurassic 5, among others. Her eclectic commercial work, from documentary to fashion to comedy spots, showcases her broad stylistic range.
Most recently, Catherine just wrapped shooting on Elissa Down’s latest feature Honored for Lionsgate, produced by Liz Destro. Cover Versions, directed by Todd Berger for Lakeshore Entertainment, is being distributed by Sony later this year. No Light and No Land Anywhere, directed by Amber Sealey and executive produced by Miranda July, won a Special Jury Award at the LA Film Festival, and is heading to theaters soon!
Catherine holds an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory, and is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild and BAFTA Crew. Along with cinematographer Vanessa Whyte, Catherine is a co-founding member of illuminatrix, a UK-based collective of female cinematographers. A contributing writer for the online cinema magazine The Spread, Catherine penned the widely shared article Women Working Behind the Camera. With a working base in both London and Los Angeles, as well as NYC, Catherine is happy to go wherever the next job takes her.