Cathy de la Cruz

Cathy de la Cruz is a filmmaker and writer originally from San Antonio, Texas. Cathy received her Bachelors degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in 2003 where she was a recipient of several research and project grants to fund her filmmaking endeavors. In 2009, Cathy received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego where she was a San Diego Fellowship recipient. Cathy has been a film festival programmer for several film festivals and screenings and has worked in various capacities of the film and video industry, most notably for filmmaker Hal Hartley. Cathy has a wide range of teaching experience and currently teaches filmmaking to kids at a non-profit organization in the L.A. area called Venice Arts. Cathy has shown her films both nationally and internationally and has written about her own filmmaking processes through contributions in the books, This Day in the Life: Diaries from Women Across America (Three Rivers Press, 2005) and Betsy Greer's Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch (Trumpeter, 2008). Cathy is also a DJ specializing in obscure 60s gems. You can contact Cathy at: cathymariedelacruz AT gmail DOT com