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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 Lore (2012), Somersault (2004) 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 Kettering Incident (TV Series) (written by) (post-production)
 2015 Deadline Gallipoli (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (written by)
 2014 Devil's Playground (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Whirlwind and the Storm (2014) ... (written by)
 2012 Lore (written by)
  The Slap (TV Mini-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 2015 (TV Series)
- Episode dated 13 February 2013 (2013) ... Herself
 2004 The 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards (TV Special)

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...we came from backgrounds where gender roles were really strong. My dad was a truck driver and my mum worked and had to look after the kids and do all the housework. That was totally accepted and even today if I see my dad wash a dish it makes me really uncomfortable. See more »


Grew up in Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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