Katie Dellamaggiore is an award-winning documentary director and television producer whose work has appeared on PBS, MTV, A&E, Discovery and TLC. Katie's vibrant, character-based films are rooted in universal stories of identity, community, resilience and hope. Her Emmy Award-nominated 2012 film Brooklyn Castle (SXSW, P.O.V.) is about the nation's best junior high chess team and its fight against public school budget cuts. Her documentary for Whirlpool, called Sama's Lunchbox: An Every Day Care Story, is about a young Syrian refugee who shares traditional foods with her new classmates.
Katie also directed Ur Life Online, an educational film for A&E that was Emmy Award-nominated for Outstanding Single Camera Editing, and New Orleans: Here and Now, a Time Inc. anthology honoring the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.