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Catherine Argyrople

RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2023

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Catherine Argyrople

Catherine Argyrople (she/they) is an independent filmmaker from Boston, based in Los Angeles. Catherine is currently in post-production on her debut feature film, Growing Pains. Catherine is the writer/director/executive producer of Growing Pains, a real and raw coming-of-age story about identity, sexuality, and the aftermath of surviving cancer. The film was inspired by her real-life experience as a cancer survivor.

Catherine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media, and Design. Before pursuing film, Catherine was a boutique photographer for almost a decade, working with clients all over the world– from Sydney, Australia to Cape Town, South Africa. She currently produces multimedia content at VMware, a Fortune 50 company.

Catherine loves traveling, music, surfing, and scuba diving.

Watch the trailer for Catherine’s debut feature film, Growing Pains:

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After an extensive search and interview process, 20 individuals were invited to participate in the Los Angeles Cohort of RespectAbility’s 2023 Entertainment Lab taking place May 1 – June 9, 2023. This 6-week Lab aims to develop and elevate the talent pipeline of disabled entertainment professional working behind-the-scenes in television, film, and streaming, while connecting them with industry professionals and creatives. Participants include people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, and other disabilities ranging in age the 20’s through the 50’s. The Lab is a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award.

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