Caitlin McCarthy‘s screenplays have won awards and recognition at over 30 international film festivals and labs — most notably “Wonder Drug,” which was chosen for a live staged reading starring Steve Guttenberg at the 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival; and “Vera,” which was a winner of the Atlanta Film Festival’s inaugural screenplay competition. “Wonder Drug” is currently in development.
AN “A” FOR GOOT BEHAVIOR
I lead a schizophrenic life. By day, I am an English teacher at an inner-city vocational public high school, where over 60 percent of the students are on reduced or free lunch. By night, I am a screenwriter with a project – WONDER DRUG – in development with acclaimed filmmakers Tom Gilroy (SPRING FORWARD) as producer/director and Vanessa Hope (WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE) as producer.
My two worlds couldn’t be more different, and they usually don’t collide. But sometimes my students Google me and discover pictures online – not the kind that land you on the chopping block with Human Resources or on the news. (I’m not one of those teachers!) They’re the kind of pictures that trigger disbelief: “Miss, you know Steve Guttenberg?”