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’s screenplays have placed in numerous contests, including the CineStory TV Fellowship; ScreenCraft; Austin Film Festival; Blue Cat; Scriptapalooza; Academy Nicholl Fellowship; Launch Pad; and the PAGE Awards. Her historical drama pilot, ’57 CENTRAL, was shortlisted as a Top 5 finalist in the Fox Dramatic Script Competition and was previously under development at Echo Lake Productions. She was also the recipient of the inaugural Rooster Teeth Development Fellowship in 2019 and selected as one of Austin Film Festival's "25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020".
Caitlin made her directorial debut with the dark comedy short, WICKED IMAGE. The film was an official selection of the Garden State Film Festival, and won "Best Short Comedy" at the Cutting Room International Film Festival and "Best Screenplay" at Hang Onto Your Shorts.