Catherine Finsness was born and raised in Bermuda and now lives in San Francisco. She previously worked as a marketing manager at companies such as Artsy and Bitly, before pursuing filmmaking. 

She has an MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking from The School of Visual Arts where she was awarded the competitive Paula Rhodes Award and Thesis Production Grant. Her short films have been screened at DOC NYC festival and at the SVA After School Special festival. Her current project, Cloistered, was selected for SVA’s Alumni Editing Fellowship, DOC NYC Industry Roundtables, and is an official selection at the 2023 San Francisco International Film Festival. 

Catherine also works as a Senior Marketo Consultant for the agency Merge, where she does strategic work for Fortune 500 companies to optimize their marketing operations. 

Her work published or screened by: DOC NYC Film Festival, New York Botanical Gardens, Dezeen, Artsy, Alliance for Positive Change, Island Exports, Dieu Donne Gallery, James Cohen Gallery, Brian Morris Gallery,  Architizer.

Email: finsness

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