Catharine Axley is an emerging filmmaker whose films have received recognition at festivals across the country including DOC NYC,  the United Nations Association Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Real to Reel International Film Festival, and the Harlem International Film Festival. Axley was Associate Producer-Line Producer-Assistant Editor on Morgenthau, which aired on WNET/Channel 13 in 2014. She is currently finishing her final year in the MFA Documentary Film & Video program at Stanford University.

Her short, Counting the Dead, was selected as a Regional Finalist for the 2014 Student Academy Awards. Axley received a BA in History and Ethnicity, Race & Migration from Yale University and lives in the Bay Area.