Katie Cokinos has made over ten short films and in 2000 wrote, directed, and acted in the feature film, Portrait of a Girl as a Young Cat which premiered at SXSW. Katie produced Eagle Pennell’s film, Heart Full of Soul (1990); was a publicist for Richard Linklater’s Slacker, (1990). She was the Managing Director of the Austin Film Society, 1990-95. She was the location manager for Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, (1994) Love and a .45 (1994) and assistant location manager for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, (1993). Recently Katie has written the screenplay, The Girl Vanishes, and co-written One Summer Day, both feature length romantic comedies. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley.