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Mary Summerill, Producer-Director at BBC Blue Planet II:

Catarina was great to work with – in a very short time she was able to grasp a tricky story and get to grips with a lot of footage to produce a lovely sequence, that will sit very well in the programme.  She was great at finding ways to build the story, and add some nice style elements that gave it extra polish – an achievement especially as we didn’t have long to complete it. (January 2017).

John Ruthven, Producer-Director at BBC Blue Planet II:

Catarina is simply a great editor and has a good feel for music and the beauty of images. Catarina also has one of the chief qualities I look for in a modern editor when faced with the huge amount of media multi camera digital shoots often produce – she is very fast! Fun to work with and very professional she just gets on with it and gives you a feeling of confidence that you will get the job done. (July 2016).

Alan Pleass, Independent Producer-Director and Founding Director at BTTP Films:

I couldn’t recommend Catarina highly enough. Personally she is always a pleasure to work with, is professional and passionate and works quickly and efficiently. Catarina’s specialities are varied but include: offline editing, 2D animation and graphics. I’ve spent many an hour with Catarina in an edit suite producing animations and graphics and tweaking films after client feedback. She’s patient and creative and works well with instruction but is equally happy to suggest ideas and designs. If you want someone to edit a film or create an animation I would recommend you speak to Catarina! (November 2015).

Jemma Hodkinson, Production Manager at Snowline Productions:

We’ve used Catarina for multiple editing jobs and she is someone that consistently delivers. A freelancer that has a very professional approach and accurately interprets direction. Whether she is working at our office or hers, she maintains a high level of focus. We’ve always been very pleased with both the editing and motion graphics work produced by Cat. (June 2015).

Louie Blystad-Collins, Freelance Cinematographer/DOP:

I have worked with Catarina on a few occasions now, and I would thoroughly recommend her as an editor, or as a key member of any crew or project. I have seen her work under immense pressure (editing footage as it comes in, literally minutes before a live screening of it to a large audience), and I have seen her technical and creative input on other projects, where she excelled and did a great job. It may sound obvious, but her timing is impressive (many editors have no ‘rhythm’ or sense of dramatic timing), and she has been a pleasure to work with, and always puts in 150% to every task or challenge. She is also always very keen to try new things, learn new techniques/tools, and seems like a very flexible and creative person to have on board for any project. I would always feel safe and confident knowing my footage was in Catarina’s hands. It also helps that she is a lovely person to be around and work with. (September 2014).

James Ewen, Founder/CEO at CineMe Ltd:

CineMe hired Catarina to produce a short promotional animation to publicise our business and the screening events we run. Catarina was very professional from the start to completion of the project, keeping me updated on the projects status and sending me copies of the script and storyboards. The promotional animation was finished on time and I was absolutely delighted with the results. Would I use Catarina’s services again? Without doubt. (July 2013).

Oliver Zimmermann, Managing Director at Zed Productions:

Catarina is a pleasure to work with. She always puts in maximum effort and time on every job (Nov 2012).

Nick Erskine-Shaw, Co-Owner & Marketing Director at 90 Seconds:

Catarina has completed numerous motion graphic/animated projects for our company 90 Seconds. As a top quality operator Catarina works efficiently and effectively within a brief, and communicates well with our production team. I have no hesitation in recommending the quality of her work and look forward to working with her on further projects in the coming months (Oct 2012).

Hywel George, Creative Director at Griot Creative:

Catarina is super bright, very creative and amazingly enthusiastic as a colleague. She has a lovely touch as an editor and a flair for graphics. Her understanding of framing, film construction and narrative flow is improving with every day that passes and she is, in my view, a very accomplished young film maker. I am looking forward to working on many more projects with her (Oct 2012).

Chris Jones, Creative Director at London Screenwriters’ Festival, Director at Living Spirit Pictures, and Author of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook:

Great film maker who is easy to work with, listens and responds rapidly. She ALWAYS went beyond the call of duty and over delivered. I would have no hesitation in working with her again (Feb 2012).

Paul Atherton, Producer and Managing Director at Simple (TV) Productions and Q&D Productions:

Catarina is one of those rare finds, a creative talent with commitment and tenacity. Working on a project about Free Schools she edited a trailer for me, which was done on time and professionally. Her patience with a changing brief (due to the ever changing politics of the situation) was exemplary. I very much look forward to working with her again (Feb 2012).


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