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Meet our Founder

Thada Catalon

Program Director

After serving in the United States Army for eight years, Catalon began her film career in 2008 as an actress. That path soon led her to produce three feature films to include her latest production, "Created Equal," which was directed by Bill Duke and stars Aaron Tveit, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Edy Ganem. The film has gone on to win over a dozen awards, including Best Feature Film (BronzeLens Film Festival) and Best of the Festival (Lady Filmmakers Film Festival), and also earned NOMINATIONS (Best Actor and Best Actress) for the Imagen Awards. Recently, she co-wrote, directed, and produced the short film "Karma: The Tale of a Woman Scorned," which had its television premiere on Revolt TV's Short & Fresh series. 

Catalon's first foray into producing was the urban crime drama "Because I Love You," starring Chico Benymon, Billy Sorrells, and Courtney Cameron. Her follow-up feature-length production was "Flashes," starring Donny Boaz, Tom Sizemore, and Christopher Judge, in which she was the winning recipient of the inaugural Houston Filmmaker Grant. 

Aside from holding three academic degrees, including a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Master of Science in Digital Marketing from Full Sail University, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Catalon further cultivated her experience in film by pursuing a degree in digital video production from The Art Institute of Houston. Catalon later taught filmmaking and screenwriting classes at the Art Institute of Houston.

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Because I Love You

Created Equal

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