Catherine Hardwicke

Catherine Hardwicke

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1955-10-21 (65 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Cameron, Texas, USA

45 Movies · 7 TV shows

Also Known As: Helen Catherine Hardwicke

Biography

Helen Catherine Hardwicke (born October 21, 1955) is an American film director, production designer, and screenwriter. Her directorial work includes Thirteen (2003), which she co-wrote with Nikki Reed, the film's co-star, Lords of Dogtown (2005), The Nativity Story (2006), Twilight (2008), Red Riding Hood (2011), Plush (2013), Miss You Already (2015), and Miss Bala (2019).

Early Life

Hardwicke was born in Cameron, Texas on October 21, 1955, the daughter of Jamee Elberta (née Bennett) and John Benjamin Hardwicke. She has a brother, Jack, and a sister, Irene Hardwicke Olivieri, who became an artist. She grew up in McAllen on the U.S.–Mexico border, where her family owned and operated a farm along the Rio Grande, and was raised as a Presbyterian. She said the border area was wild: in high school, "her principal was stabbed three times. A friend's father was shot in the back, and another friend was murdered. And yet life could be wonderful at the same time. 'It was a Huck Finn life, too,' she said." Growing up in McAllen, Hardwicke describes it as "wild". As a child she did not attend many movies and explains, "I didn’t go to many movies. Let's be honest: It was a cultural wasteland. At the time, you could not go to a significant museum unless you drove three hours to Corpus Christi or four to San Antonio". However, there were other ways to have fun such as sneaking over to the bars and nightclubs of Mexico before she was even a legal adult. Speaking on her early life Hardwicke says, "It was a wonderful childhood. I'm dying to make a movie about it".She graduated from McAllen High School and went to the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a degree in architecture. Among her post-graduation projects was designing the solar townhouse complex built around a man-made lake on the 20-acre site, complete with waterfalls and swimming pools. The property was owned by her father.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Don't Worry, Darling

Don't Worry, Darling

2022
A psychological thriller is set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert, where a housewife discovers a disturbing truth about her perfect life.

2021.

1 Movie
Brainwashed

Brainwashed

1
2021
Investigates the politics of cinematic shot design, and how this meta-level of filmmaking intersects with the twin epidemics of sexual abuse/ assault and employment discrimination against women, with ...

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Don't Look Deeper

Don't Look Deeper

10
2020
In the future, a high school senior learns a dark secret. She ran for her life after her dreams of graduation and college were dashed.
Stargirl

Stargirl

7
2020
The average student at the high school is Leo Borlock. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school's marching band, and has always been content flying under the radar. Stargirl Caraway, a confide...

2019.

2 Movies
This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

2019
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.
Miss Bala

Miss Bala

7.33
2019
Gloria was drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime and found a new power. She will need all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength to survive.

2018.

2 Movies
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

2018
The life story of Alice Guy- Blaché, the first person to make a narrative fiction film, is not included in history books. Ignored and forgotten. At last remembered.
Half the Picture

Half the Picture

2018
Successful women directors tell the stories of their lives and careers at a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood. Women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values t...

2017.

2 Movies
The Black Ghiandola

The Black Ghiandola

2017
A young man risked his life to save a young girl after his family was killed by zombies.
I Am Heath Ledger

I Am Heath Ledger

2017
An artist's life and career. His journey through his camera.

2016.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Dirty Lies

Dirty Lies

6
2016
An under-appreciated intern with a million dollar necklace races to find out which of his money hungry room-mates betrayed him as he battles a desperate criminal duo bent on stealing.
TV
This Is Us

This Is Us

6.48
2016
The lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America are followed. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more, as their paths cross and their lif...
The 4%: Film's Gender Problem

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem

2016
The gender gap in Hollywood is a hot-button issue. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.
TV
Eyewitness

Eyewitness

6
2016
Two teenage boys secretly meet up in a cabin and witness a shooting. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrators, they remain silent but soon learn tha...

2015.

2 Movies
Celluloid Ceilings

Celluloid Ceilings

2015
51 percent of the US is made up of women. Only 4% of movies are directed by women. Only 14 percent of TV shows were directed by women. The various forms of sexism and discrimination faced by female di...
Miss You Already

Miss You Already

6.8
2015
The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss

We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss

2014
Everyone’s talking about it, but who can explain it? Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan have partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss....
TV
Reckless

Reckless

1
2014
As a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city of Charleston, S.C. apart, a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction.

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Plush

Plush

2013
Despite being married, a young singer/songwriter becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.
TV
Low Winter Sun

Low Winter Sun

4.75
2013
Seemingly the perfect crime, the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective awakens forces that will forever alter the detective's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit Underworld.

2011.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Miss Representation

Miss Representation

2011
According to the film MISS REPRESENTATION, American youth are being sold the idea that women and girls' value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. The film challenges the under-representation of...
TV
Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

4.75
2011
Hell on Wheels tells the story of a Confederate soldier who avenges the death of his wife by killing the Union soldiers who killed her. Hell on Wheels is a dangerous, chaotic, lawless melting pot of a...
Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

6.91
2011
Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man who is wealthy. When they learn that Peter's sister has been killed by a werewolf, they w...
Finding Joe

Finding Joe

2011
Joseph Campbell taught at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years. His seminal work, "A Hero with a Thousand Faces", was published in 1949 and greatly influenced generations of artists and writers. FINDIN...

2009.

1 Movie
Twilight: The Adventure Begins

Twilight: The Adventure Begins

2009
The filmmakers and cast talk all about the making of Twilight.

2008.

2 Movies
Twilight

Twilight

6.15
2008
There is a love story between a vampire and a girl in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. It's a fatal move that endangers her own life because she can't stay away from him.
Crítico

Crítico

2008
There is a conflict between the artist and the observer in cinema. Kléber Mendona Filho recorded testimonies about this relationship in Brazil, the United States and Europe, based on his experience as...

2006.

1 Movie
The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story

2006
Mary and Joseph make a hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event. This visually lush and meticulously researched adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their torturous path to their a...

2005.

2 Movies
Lords of Dogtown

Lords of Dogtown

2005
The story of three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever is told in "Lords of Dogtown". The Z-Boys are a bunch of...
The Making of 'Lords of Dogtown'

The Making of 'Lords of Dogtown'

2005
A short documentary showing the making of the movie 'Lords of Dogtown'.

2003.

2 Movies
Laurel Canyon

Laurel Canyon

2003
Sam and Alex are upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who move to Los Angeles. Jane, Sam's mother, a successful record producer, is willing to put the couple up in her lavish digs. Sam and...
Thirteen

Thirteen

7.5
2003
Tracy is trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. It isn't ...

2001.

2 Movies
Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

6.64
2001
David Aames has a lot of things: wealth, good looks, and beautiful women on his arm. His face was mangled in a car accident as he fell in love with her. The lines between illusion and reality, between...
Antitrust

Antitrust

6
2001
A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm has turned into a nightmare when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless way of dealing with anti-trust problems.

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Three Kings

Three Kings

7
1999
A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will lead them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a sec...
TV
Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards

1999
Fox presents the Teen Choice Awards. The first awards were held in 1999. As voted on by teens, the program honors the year's biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion and more...

1998.

1 Movie
The Newton Boys

The Newton Boys

1998
Four brothers were poor farmers in the 1920s. One day, the oldest of them, Willis, realized that there was no future in the fields and offered his brothers to become bank robbers. Soon the family agre...

1997.

1 Movie
Mad City

Mad City

1997
A misguided museum guard who lost his job and then tried to get it back at gun is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.

1996.

2 Movies
SubUrbia

SubUrbia

1996
As they grow up, a group of teenagers try to support each other.
2 Days in the Valley

2 Days in the Valley

6
1996
In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a ...

1995.

1 Movie
Tank Girl

Tank Girl

9
1995
Our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation that controls the world's water supply.

1994.

1 Movie
Car 54, Where Are You?

Car 54, Where Are You?

1994
Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in Brooklyn, al...

1993.

3 Movies
Freaked

Freaked

1993
A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a freak farm.
Posse

Posse

1993
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. Their leader searches for the men who killed his father.
Tombstone

Tombstone

3.2
1993
In the thriving mining town of Tombstone, legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune. Earp is forced to wear a Badge ...

1992.

1 Movie
Passed Away

Passed Away

1992
The grieving eccentric Scanian clan are drawn together in a test of family endurance that soon has them at each other's throats.

1990.

1 Movie
Brain Dead

Brain Dead

1990
The author of the "Twilight Zone" created a psychological thriller. Martin is trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.

1988.

1 Movie
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

6
1988
Jack Spade returns from the army when his brother dies. Jack declared war on Mr. Powerful local crimelord. His army is led by a man who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.

1986.

1 Movie
Thrashin'

Thrashin'

1986
They are more interested in having fun on their boards than in getting into trouble. The Daggers, led by Tommy Hook, get their kicks at the locals at Venice Beach. Tommy's brother-in-law is dating Tom...

Unknown Year.

3 Movies
Prisoner's Daughter

Prisoner's Daughter

A father is fighting for the love of his daughter and grandson after 12 years in prison.
Mafia Mama

Mafia Mama

The latest project was directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
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