Writer/director Katy Scoggin was raised in a smoggy valley east of LA. She went on to pursue degrees in sculpture and German as a Mylonas Honorary Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. During her studies she lived in Germany and Italy, where she studied visual art, documentary, and German. She made two short documentaries–one about Berlin’s headscarf debate, another about an Indian family’s love of food and struggle for identity–that transitioned her interest in film into a career aspiration. In 2005, as a Fulbright scholar in Berlin, Katy met three Turkish women who become the subjects of InsideOutsiders, a documentary about Turkish-German identity. She went to graduate film school at NYU and was awarded a Graduate Assistantship in Cinematography. Her short thesis film FLOOD, a Hawk House Production, won a Sloan Foundation Production Grant. She is adapting the short into a feature script with support from the Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant. She shot and co-produced Laura Poitras's film CitizenFour about Edward Snowden, which premiered at the 2014 NYFF to critical acclaim.