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Katherine Cunningham-Eves, known as Kat Coiro, is an American award-winning film director, writer and producer, whose films have played at festivals worldwide, including at Tribeca, The Los Angeles Film Festival and Cannes. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theater for history and directing. Coiro was also accepted as a fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory before she left to pursue a professional career in film and television.
Her most recent feature A Case of You, starring Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage is being distributed by IFC. She directed the 2012 feature films L!fe Happens, which opened in April 2012, and And While We Were Here, with Claire Bloom, Iddo Goldberg, and Kate Bosworth, which premiered in competition at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
She directed the first film shot entirely at 35,000 feet above the air when she wrote and directed Departure Date for Virgin Airlines, which stars Emmy-nominee Ben Feldman. Kat also directed the 2010 Funny or Die viral video "Idiots", with Zoe Saldana, Janeane Garofalo, and Greg Grunberg, and the film Kidnapping Caitlynn (2009).
Coiro's directorial debut, adapted from a short story by Emily Raboteau, entitled Murdering Mama's Boy, starring Joely Fisher and Nadege August, premiered at the 2008 Vail Film Festival and screened at twenty or so other festivals. Coiro produced Tom Everett Scott's directorial debut entitled: Glock, and wrote and directed No Place, Ca starring Abby Brammell.
As an actress, Coiro has appeared on Law and Order: CI, Law and Order: SVU, Judging Amy, She Spies, Charmed and Veronica Mars. Feature film appearances include: Slingshot and Sublime (Warner Independent). She won the 2006 GenArts Film Festival inaugural StarGazer award for best performance in The Passage of Mrs. Calabash.
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