Cathy Arc was born 25 July 1975 into a family of scientists, researchers and professors. The family initially belongs to European and Сauсasian aristocracy of mixed ancestry and has over 10 different roots/countries of origin; most of the family branches profess Christianity and belongs to Roman Catholic confession. Cathy was growing up in Europe, in many different places where her parents have been working. Cathy Arc
has been studying classic vocal (alto) in Music Conservatory; has graduated Music Conservatory as a Choir Conductor; Academy of Dramatic Arts as an Actress and a Movie Historian; Academy of Law as a Master of International and Civil Law. Later on she has become a Doctor of Arts and a professor of Cinematography in the Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Cathy Arc has been working as a fashion model for 5 years on the long-term contracts with the modeling agencies in Paris, Milan and Singapore; has sang in a girls band; played in theater where she made her début in a double role of Viola and Sebastian in “Twelfth Night”, a comedy of Shakespeare; made an appearance in a film “Master and Margarita” 1994 by the famous novel of Mikhail Bulgakov and in mini-series on Italian TV. She also had experience of working as a conductor of chorus in Catholic Cathedral and as an invited conductor of the Big Academic Choir for the Festival of Western Christian Music. In the recent years she has worked a lot as an invited consultant on TV and Radio; also wrote for the art magazines. Lately she has worked as a Professor of Cinematography at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Moscow.
During the last several years Cathy Arc
has been working on a series of video works which can be named a video tributes to the movies and actors and correspond to professional movie montage/ video editing on the base of the old films. After about two years of the Internet video rotation on such sites as YouTube and Vimeo she was discovered by The Film on Film Foundation (FOFF) association http://www.filmonfilm.org
whose mission is to promote a film as a living art form by screening works from its history and stimulating its continued use in production and exhibition, where she has started her professional career of Movie Editor and Film Restorer. Later on she has also continued with The Film Foundation: http://www.facebook.com/TheFilmFoundation
is currently working as a Stage Manager/ Director Assistant on the upcoming films. Meantime, she is working on the script of her own first movie and some other projects which are in pre- and post-production. Besides of that Cathy Arc has won the creative contest for the best trailer at Universal and got a chance to work as Editor on the Furious7 upcoming project (release April 3, 1015).The "Furious 7" 2015 theatrical trailer edited by Cathy Arc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skpu5HaVkOc