THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT
THE SHORT - Catherine works as an independent talent producer and booker for productions like Q on CBC Radio, The Canadian Screen Awards, Canada's Smartest Person, Bookaboo and Stand Up To Cancer. She also takes pictures, writes and plays music in her basement.
THE LONG - Catherine Stockhausen was born along the Gulf of La Spezia, Northern Italy before unceremoniously moving to Dartmouth Nova Scotia under the age of one. She has lived in Toronto, Ontario since 2000.
After making a killing selling drawings of Garfield for five cents a piece, Catherine knew she had a solid financial future in the arts. She was eight.
Ten years later Catherine was a scholarship student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design studying photography, video art and graphic design. She also attended college in Boston during that time where she learned people can actually pay for stuff.
Over the next ten years Catherine photographed bands for publications around the world and also countless tape (the 90s), vinyl and cd covers. The meagre pay was supplemented by jobs in photo labs, record stores and eventually the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.
Phase two. After working four seasons on CBC's Emmy winning youth consumer show Street Cents, Catherine moved on to Toronto where she produced MuchNews on MuchMusic for another four years. After a stint as Producer then Senior Producer for Entertainment Tonight Canada, Catherine returned to the CBC, producing for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. After three season Catherine did freelance booking for the Canadian Screen Awards and children's program Bookaboo for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. She has now returned to CBC for the third time, talent producing for Radio One's award winning interview show, q.
Phase three. Outside of producing, there's always lots going on. Catherine's photos of the Halifax Music Scene in the 90s were recently published in a book and she completed a year long blog about turning 40. She was also contributor to the book "Women in Clothes" by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton.