Meet the Filmmakers

Collaborators for over a decade, Katie Cadigan and Laura Murray began making films together while teaching at Stanford University.  The duo are currently finishing Predator House, a verite documentary on sex offenders first showcased at the Independent Feature Project’s work-in-progress market. 

Katie Cadigan
Cadigan just started production on Catch the Baby, a historical film for public television about obstetrics.  Her first feature,  HBO/Cinemax’s People Say I’m Crazy, won international acclaim and broke ground as the first film on schizophrenia ever photographed by a person with the illness. Cadigan has served as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, teaching documentary film and video production.  She is an advisory board member of UCLA’s Center on Media and Medicine in Community and holds an A.B from Brown University and a M.A. in Communication from Stanford University’s Documentary Film Program.  

Laura Murray 
Murray’s directorial debut, Slender Existence, a documentary on recovering from eating disorders, screened on PBS and received many awards including a Student Academy Award. Named a "Filmmaker to Watch" by the Independent Film Channel, Murray has since edited five feature documentaries including People Say I’m Crazy for Katie Cadigan,  Best Sister for Academy Award winner Ira Wohl, and Out of Faith for former International Documentary Association president Lisa Leeman.  Murray received her M.A. in Communication from the Documentary Film Program at Stanford University in 1999 and a B.A. in film and drama from Vassar in 1995.


Katie Cadigan  &  Laura Murray

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