Catherine Hardwicke English Actress
Other Skills
    - Director

Catherine Hardwicke was born on 21 October 1955. She is a Film Director in America, screenwriter as well as a production designer. Her Independent Film ‘Thirteen’ got nominated for Academic Award. She wrote this film with the film’s co- star, Nikki Reed. Her work includes the following films The Nativity Story which is Biblically-themed, Twilight which is a the vampire film, Red Riding Hood Click to look into! >> Read More... Red Riding Hood , which was the werewolf film and Lord of Dog town which was the classic skate boating film.

The biggest opportunity ever for her was the opening of Twilight. Her parents were John Benjamin Hardwicke and Jamee Elbert {Bennett}. Jack and Irene Hardwicke Olivier are her brother and sister. Her sister is an artist. In McAllen, Texas, on the US- Mexico border, she grew up. Her family bought and worked in a farm along the Rio Grande, there, and had risen as Presbyteries. Her high school principal had stabbed there, and she said that it was a wild area. One of her friends was murdered, and father of one of her friends too was shot dead there.

She also mentioned that her life was great at the same time and a thick Finn life too.’ From McAllen High School, she completed her graduation and then she went to attend Austin’s University of Texas. There she understood that she had a lot of creativity while she was doing Architecture. Later she went to Los Angeles for exploring her creative talent in UCLA film school. Cameron Crème, Richard Linklater, and David O Russell are the film directors with whom she worked.

She gained experience working with them through the techniques and learned formal aspects from the conversation in a professional way. She received advice as well as tips from some people when she talked of being a filmmaker. Her career was crucial as a production designer and beneficial for molding her career. The time spendt with the director gave her a way for directing. In the films, Thirteen and Lords of Dog Town the common theme is teen angst.

These movies had been shown in a realistic way as it revolves around a trouble that comes with adolescence. Hardwicke’s main focus was on the life of teens showing that they also experience raw emotions, pain, and happiness rather than focusing on comedy. The power of the friendship is the other thing on which she focuses as both these movies show difficulties of life and how they can be made easy or even more difficult by the friends we have.