Cat Ellington is an American songwriter, composer, casting director, poet, author, and entrepreneur from Chicago, IL. She is best known for her creative contributions to the diverse industries and fields of music, movies, art, and literature.
Cat Ellington's professional credits list a library of nonfiction books, including the Reviews by Cat Ellington series, The Making of Dual Mania, More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech, Memoirs in Gogyohka, You Can Quote Me On That, and The Cat Ellington Sheet Music Collection. Ellington's credentials—in film and music—include her work as executive casting director on the psychological thriller, "Dual Mania," and its soundtrack—on which she wrote five original songs: "The Book of Us," "I'm Still in Love," "Something in Your Eyes," "Gett Out," and "I Do." Incidentally, Ellington also co-composed Instrumentals: Music from the Motion Picture Dual Mania, a compilation of her original instrumental music previously performed with vocals for the film soundtrack.
The award-winning artist enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking, collecting vintage and modern charm bracelets, watching movies and classic TV shows, sailing, jet-skiing, playing tennis, and eating frozen yogurt — lots of it.
Cat currently lives in Chicago with her husband, filmmaker Joseph Strickland, their three children, and a pet Pomeranian.
Awards and Recognition
- 2019 Vegas Movie Award for Best Song ["I Do" Written by Cat Ellington, Produced by Cat Ellington and Princeton Brown]
- 2019 Honorable Mention from the Vegas Movie Awards for Best Song ["I Do"]
- 2019 Vegas Movie Award [Nominee] for Best Song on a Motion Picture Soundtrack ["I Do"]
- Mindfield Film Festival (Albuquerque) - 2019 Bronze Award [Winner] for Best Feature Film: "Dual Mania"
- Pinnacle Film Awards - 2018 Silver Award [Winner] for Best Feature Film: "Dual Mania"
- Royal Wolf Film Awards - 2018 Best of the Month Award - October [Winner] "Dual Mania" for Best Feature Film
- Royal Wolf Film Awards - 2018 Best of the Month Award - September [Winner] "Dual Mania" for Best Feature Film
- 2018 AUTHORSdb Cover Contest [Semi-finalist] "Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2"
- 2018 Alternative Film Festival Awards [Nominee] for Best Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: "Dual Mania"
Press and Media Mentions
- SCREEN Magazine article: Strickland Targeting Fall to Film Latest Thriller, The Crimson Sun
- Reviewer IndieView with Cat Ellington
- Book Reader Magazine Interview with Author Cat Ellington
- Pretty Hot Books Interview - Author Cat Ellington Discusses New Book Series
- Author Cat Ellington Talks with My Book Place About Reviews by Cat Ellington Series
- Interviews with Writers Interview with Cat Ellington
- Cat Ellington Talks New Book Series with Awesome Gang