Katherine Propper is an award-winning writer and director from Los Angeles, currently based in Austin. With an eye for visually-compelling imagery, she seeks to find truth and humanity in her filmmaking. She studied Art History at Georgetown University, and followed her undergraduate studies by pursuing her MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is a Jesse Jones Fellow. Here in Texas, she follows a tradition of independent filmmaking, which has inspired her creative process and do-it-yourself mentality. She hopes to tell stories that ignite the soul and the imagination. Her films have been broadcast on PBS, ESPN, and have shown at numerous film festivals. Her latest short film, STREET FLAME, has won several awards, screening at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Currently, she is in post-production on her thesis short film, BIRDS, for which she won the narrative student pitch competition at the New Orleans Film Festival 2018.