Kate Marks comes from a long line of tricksters and grew up listening to tall tales. Her tricky films PEARL WAS HERE (50 million YouTube views), MANIC (NYTVF Best Drama Award), 7 DAY GIG (Barbara Boyle Award), MIRACLE MAKER (Queens World Film Festival Best Short), and HOMEBODY (Cal Arts Beutner Award) have played at numerous festivals including Tribeca, Slamdance, Edinburgh, Austin, Nashville, Atlanta, PalmSprings Short Fest, Side Walk, Mill Valley, Cleveland, New Orleans and more. Her work has also broadcast on PBS and HBO Go. She is a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (2020), FIND Screenwriting Fellow (2020), HBO ACCESS Directing Fellow (2016), and Project Involve Fellow (2013). She shadowed Tim Van Patten on three episodes of HBO’s PERRY MASON and Scott Ellis on one episode of HBO’s DIVORCE.  Additionally, she has taught filmmaking for community organizations such as LACMA, ArtworxLA, Urban Arts, DreamYard, and the Skirball Center. Kate is a graduate of Brown University and the MFA film-directing program at Cal Arts. She started out writing and directing plays in NYC where the New York Times named her a “superb director.” She is currently writing and directing branded content while developing her features THE COW OF QUEENS and GONE TO THE MISCHIEF. In addition to being a storyteller, Kate is an organizer, a stilt-walker, a bad trombonist, and a reckless dancer.