ABOUT JAMIE CATTO

“Jamie Catto is a human icebreaker with a prow of determination and a motor of love, slicing through the frozen seas around us.”
— Tom Robbins

When we dare to reveal the truth, we unwittingly give everyone else permission to do the same. Jamie Catto is here to help you show up in a world that needs you, sifting through all the sticky difficult stuff to get to the blazing centre of your creative fire. We’re all navigating our way through the rocky terrain of being human and we don’t have to do it alone. Jamie’s workshops and 1-1s provide a refreshing approach to inner work with the right dose of playfulness and serious stuff. He facilitates these professional, personal and creative breakthroughs by drawing from his own processes in ground-breaking film production, philosophy voyages and music career.

What? Transformative workshops.

Why? To save us from ourselves and live in a way that is more efficient for everyone!

How? Through play, creativity, shadow work and intimacy.

 

 

MANIFESTO

We put ourselves into the work. We have created a movement of introspection and self inquiry to show up in a world that needs us. It’s about you. If we dare to show ourselves in all our raw glory, really express what’s going on in the chaos and the shadows then we have a chance to connect to something real in our audience. Because when I talk about me, you’ll hear about you.

We need to collectively admit that we’re not fine, we’re not confident and balanced and good. We turn up to work every day pretending we’re not neurotic and obsessed and insatiable and full of doubt, and we waste so much energy keeping up this mutual pretense for each other because we think if people saw the truth, if people really knew what was going on in our heads, all the crazy truth of our dark appetites and self loathing, then we’d get rejected. 

But in fact, the opposite is true. It’s when we dare to reveal the truth that we unwittingly give everyone else permission to do the same. To stop holding their breath for a moment and actually come into the room. Be here, present, vulnerable and authentic.

We’re on a mission to make self-reflection hip for just a moment, just long enough to save us. If we can all collectively acknowledge our insanity, shrug and roll our eyes at each other at how nuts it is being a human, let alone having to pretend every day that we’re normal, the amount of energy we’ll inherit that has been wasted on the mask will be enough to creatively solve any global crisis.

Are you with us?

 

Some of the Artists Jamie has collaborated with and Directed in his projects to date include: 

MUSIC:

Bono, Michael Stipe (REM), Alanis Morissette, Dido, Robbie Williams, Daniel Lanois, KD Lang, Brian Eno, Neneh Cherry

FILM/TV:

Dennis Hopper, John Cusack, Carrie Fisher, Billy Connolly, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Fry.

 

OTHER:

Kurt Vonnegut, Noam Chomsky, Bob Geldof, Tom Robbins, Douglas Coupland.