Catherine Y. Fridey is an actor, producer, and award-winning produced screenwriter. Born in France, she is a native speaker of French and has an excellent command of Spanish. Raised outside of Chicago, she has extensive travel experience, and now makes the multi-cultural state of New Mexico her home base.

Catherine starting taking acting classes a few years after doing background work in film and television. She has been cast in speaking roles for independent films shot in New Mexico, as well as voiceover roles. One of her latest projects is Seagull, a short film she wrote, co-produced, and stars in. It has been an official selection in three film festivals.


Her feature screenplays have placed in several competitions, and she is developing an animated television series called Time Travel Team. Although she is not a native Spanish speaker, she was a finalist in Telemundo's Spanish television writer's program.

As a visual artist, she was the production designer for the short films "Hopeless" and "Redeemers," as well as a feature film in development, "The Man-App". Catherine has also worked as art director/wardrobe for the short film, "It Don't Mean Nothing".  In addition, she has directed a short film called All in a Day's Work. Her second directing effort is OVERTURNED BUCKET, a short film based on an award-winning memoir by New Mexico author Rose Spader.

painting of a rose, somewhat impressionistic or even surreal, vivid dark green background, fluid textured leaves, five unblossomed roses surround a rich pink blossom with a red center

Check out Catherine's awesome designs in her Shop Vida online store. You will find scarves, bags, tapestries, tops and much more!

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince"