Emmy-nominated filmmaker is 59 years old – The Hollywood Reporter
Catherine Cyran, Emmy-nominated director, producer and screenwriter, died on December 24, at the age of 59.
Filmmaker, known for three seasons of prince and me franchise, died in Vancouver, BC, following a battle with cancer, a representative confirmed Hollywood Reporter.
Before starting her film career, the Brooklyn-born girl graduated from Harvard and moved to London to work for the Royal Shakespeare Company as a management consultant. After returning to the United States, she worked as a political affairs consultant for several campaigns in Massachusetts and also went to Stanford Business School for a time.
In the end, Cyran decided to move his life to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. She began working under the talented filmmaker Roger Corman, writing and producing low-budget films, including Crying in the wild, Sleeping Party Massacre III and Bloodfist II.
In 1993, she wrote and directed her first feature film, White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination. Her other credits include jumping water, True heart, saw bone, Redoing Christmas and some holiday movies for Hallmark, such as Our Italian Christmas Memoriespremiered in November 2022. Cyran also wrote Darling 3: Dare to dance and co-composer Werewolf: The Beast Among Us.
When she wasn’t directing and producing, Cyran wrote the novel, The Island of the Last Great Auk, adapted from her script, Last story. In 2014, her screenplay won the Canadian International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Writing.
Cyran is a longtime member of the Writers Guild of America, as well as the Directors Guild of Canada and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
She is survived by her brother, Christopher Cyran, and her longtime partner, director Louis Morneau.