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Cate Shortland


Cate Shortland was born on August 10, 1968 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia. She is a director and writer, known for Somersault (2004), Lore (2012) and Joy (2000). See full bio »
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 2012 Lore
 2006 The Silence (TV Movie)
 2004 Somersault
 2001-2003 The Secret Life of Us (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Innocents (2003)
- It's Not Easy (2002)
- Free Will (2002)
 2002-2003 Bad Cop, Bad Cop (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Yesterday's Zero (2003)
- Suit Yourself (2002)
- The Loaded Dog (2002)
 2000 Joy (Short)
 1999 Flowergirl (Short)
 1998 Pentuphouse (Short)
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 2015 The Gallipoli Story (TV Mini-Series) (writer) (pre-production)
 2014 Devil's Playground (TV Mini-Series)
 2012 Lore (written by)
  The Slap (TV Series) (series writer - 1 episode, 2011) (written by - 1 episode, 2011)
- Rosie (2011) ... (series writer) / (written by)
 2004 Somersault (written by)
 2000 Joy (Short)
 1999 Flowergirl (Short) (writer)
 1998 Pentuphouse (Short) (writer)
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 2013 Film 2014 (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 13 February 2013 (2013) ... Herself

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Fairy tales have an awful underlying violence to them. I think women relate to them because walking through the streets at night, you often feel scared. In fairy tales women are always pursued, or they're lost and they have to be rescued. They have this real erotic, dark element that was really influential when we looked at the film. It wasn't on the page, it was something we created. See more »

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Grew up in Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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