About Me/Us

Cathleen MacDonald




Producer-Writer-Director Cathleen MacDonald (The Curves, Sal’s Auto, Working Animals, Moving On) hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work is notable for stories that reveal the human and natural worlds and challenge assumptions. She is the creator, writer-producer-director of the 26-part series shot on four continents, Working Animals (Discovery Canada, Animal Planet, Canal D and distributed worldwide) and the writer-producer-director of The Animal IQ Test (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet). Of her nine episodes of CBC’s Moving On, the episode, The Courage of Sharon won a Columbus Film Festival Award and was included in CBC’s entry for a Gemini nomination. She serves as a juror for industry festivals, organizations, and funders and has served on the board of directors for the Oakville Film Festival. Cathleen has an Honors BFA in Film Production from York University. She is currently the digital producer for the feature documentary, The Divided Brain (CBC Documentary Channel).