Midwest born and raised, Caitlin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Film and African Studies. Afterwards, she embarked upon a 4-month backpacking and blogging trip through Kenya, South Africa, and Europe. When she came home, she was inspired... and broke. So she worked double shifts at a vodkatorium and lived in a turkey blind in her brother’s basement for nine months — just enough time to save barely enough money to move to New York City.
Caitlin has interned at several established production companies, including Scott Rudin Productions and Gigantic Pictures. She served as an Associate Producer on the international co-production, SINS OF A FATHER; wrote and produced the short film, BLAME; and co-wrote the dramatic indie feature, MOMMY'S BOX. Her historical drama pilot, ’57 CENTRAL, was shortlisted as a Top 5 finalist in the Fox Dramatic Script Call competition and was previously under development at LA-based production company, Echo Lake Productions.
Caitlin’s screenplays have placed in numerous contests: CineStory TV Fellowship (2019 Semifinalist), ScreenCraft Drama and Comedy Contests (2019 Finalist for both), the Austin Film Festival (2019 Top 5), Blue Cat (2020 Semi-Finalist) and Scriptapalooza (2020 Top 30). She was also the recipient of the inaugural Rooster Teeth Development Fellowship in 2019.
Her directorial debut - the dark comedy short film, WICKED IMAGE - was an official selection of the 2020 Garden State Film Festival. She was selected as one of Austin Film Festival's "25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020". She currently works at HBO in NYC.