My goal with filmmaking is how to make the personal story cinematic. Cinema as Sam Fuller said is in a word "emotion."
Katie Cokinos is a writer and director whose debut feature film, I Dream Too Much, 2016, (coming of age comedy, drama) starred Diane Ladd, Eden Brolin and Danielle Brooks. IDTM is distributed by The Orchard and available on Netflix, ITunes and Amazon. Katie also wrote, directed, and starred in the featurette film, Portrait of a Girl as a Young Cat, which premiered at SXSW in 2000 and is now available on Vimeo. In addition, Katie produced Eagle Pennell’s film, Heart Full of Soul (1990); was a publicist for Richard Linklater’s Slacker (1991) and was the Managing Director of the Austin Film Society, 1990-95 and an administrative assistant at the Southwest Alternate Media Project, Houston, 1988-90. 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). Katie has written screenplays 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.
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    I Dream too Much
Texas A and M University
High School
Forest Park High School
Birth Date
January 12, 1964
Birth City
Beaumont, TX
Current City
Saugerties, NY
Beaumont, TX
Greek American
Eye Color
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Married To
Alex Rappoport
My vision of what film can do was and sort of still is inspired and created by my movie going experiences of the 1970's. I founded the Art Film Society at Texas A&M University and showed films in the Animal Husbandry building. I ran the Austin Film Society, 1990-95. I am an audience member first and I make films that I want to see.
"Hide the ideas, but so people find them. The most important will be the most hidden." Robert Bresson "Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." Ingmar Bergman
My goal with filmmaking is how to make the personal story cinematic. Cinema as Sam Fuller said is in a word "emotion."