Catriona studied film directing at the Screen Academy Scotland (MFA Advanced Film Practice). The Problem with Pets is her graduation film. Her background is in theatre directing and television development. She trained in theatre at the Royal National Theatre Studio and Royal Court Theatre New Directors’ Schemes. As Associate Director of Love and Madness Ensemble she has directed Wuthering
As a TV script editor, Catriona has worked for BBC Comedy and RTE, Dublin. Her credits include the six-part drama series Legend,which was nominated for Best TV Drama at the Irish IFTAs in 2007. She wrote a new TV script, Homecoming, for the Channel 4 Pilot Scheme and is currently concentrating on screenwriting and directing. She is attached to direct Spurby Barry Dewar, a short comedy about a man who has lost his girlfriend to line-dancing.
Carlyle's feature film directorial debut will open the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival.