Just who is Martin Cato?
Born in Nashville, Cato worked as an architect with experience in stage design. He entered the film business as a draftsman on the Red Mile and went on to assist art director Chris Hammonds on the short-lived 1980′s television series, Southern Gothic. Cato’s work was so outstanding, he became the most sought after set/production designer in the Southeast. In the 90′s and on through 2009, the majority of his work was in the production of music videos which were produced in Nashville.
During the filming of the Americana group, Bone Train’s first video, tragedy struck. On September 13, 2010, while Cato was working at his Hendersonville warehouse, he was brutally attacked by a drifter, leaving him for dead. Martin Cato survived, but remains disabled from the traumatic brain injuries he suffered.
After the Accident
Having been at the peak of his career, Martin Cato was not able to accept the fact that life was no longer the same after the almost fatal attack. This lack of acceptance created a mad man. It is speculated that Cato continues his life’s work, behind the closed doors of his Hendersonville warehouse.
The story unfolds…
The Human Earthworm?
A little insight from the perspective of a potential actress in Martin Cato’s sets. Her character was to be a human earthworm. Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out for her.
Ramblings of a mad man:
“I probably could have saved her if I’d have moved sooner. But I thought it was just another nightmare, like the one I had the night before.”
“Every dead body that is not exterminated becomes one of them.”
“You steal the secret of life and death, and here you are trysting with a bubble-headed coed.”
“BEDELIA! It’s Father’s Day! Where’s my cake? You promised me my cake.”
“Oh, I expect by now he’s just finishin’ up with her. We’ll just wait here till he gets back.”
“Burn her like a rat! Burn her like a rat!”