While attending Rhode Island School of Design, Catlan made moody experimental films. After graduating from art school he took the natural next step and became a defense contractor. In the Green Zone in Baghdad, Catlan found time between rocket attacks to play chess and pen screenplays. He then migrated to an even more dangerous place: Los Angeles.
These days, he writes dark features, shops TV pilots around Tinseltown, and teaches his students the satisfaction of fighting through the pain. He is represented by Rick Berg at Code Entertainment.
Rhode Island School of Design: BFA, Film/Animation/Video 2005
Rhode Island School of Design (Rome, Italy): BFA, Study Abroad, European Honors Program 2005
Loyola Marymount University: MFA, Writing for the Screen 2014
Industry Expertise (3)
Writing and Editing
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (professional)
Finalist for a PAGE International Screenwriting Award for screenplay “The Bleakness.”
SCREENCRAFT Pilot Launch TV Script Content (professional)
Quarterfinalist for SCREENCRAFT Pilot Launch for the TV script “When a Man Loves a Muslim.”
The Launch Pad Pilots Competition (professional)
Named in the Top 25 for the TRACKING BOARD Launchpad Pilot Contest for the script “Life Without Laura.”
Media Appearances (1)
“Write On! Three New Alums Get Signed”
LMU SFTV Newsroom online
Story about how three recent alums of SFTV’s MFA screenwriting program secured representation.