home | about | movies | screenings | press | store | contact


Josh Hetzler, Producer Emily Carmichael, Writer/Director

Joshua Hetzler, Founder and Managing Producer of Kid Can Drive

Follow Josh on Twitter here

Emily Carmichael

Follow Emily on Twitter here


Josh Hetzler began his career as a producer after being run over by a car—after 6 months on his back reading Moby Dick and 6 months of learning how to walk again, he went to Guatemala where he wrote a collection of poetry that made him a finalist for the 2007 Iowa Review Poetry Prize. Shortly after, he founded a production company with the insurance money from his accident and was the New York fundraiser for producer Sandi Dubowski's groundbreaking feature documentary A Jihad for Love.

Josh went on to produce 15 short films that have screened at Cannes, Sundance, Slamdance, GenArt, IFC, San Sebastian, Rooftop Films, Annecy, BAM, and many others. His films have won numerous awards, including this year's Slamdance Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short.

Josh is NYU's first Graduate Film Program student to major exclusively in producing, and in 2009 was awarded a special commendation for his body of work as a producer by the First Run Film Festival at NYU.

In addition to his films, Josh has also produced theater at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center as well as a number of short documentaries, commercials and PSAs.

Josh was a finalist for this years Sundance Creative Producing Lab with the narrative feature Kin, currently in development, from 2010 Student Academy Award winning writer/director Kim Spurlock. Josh is also an award-winning writer with an undergraduate degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU. Josh is proud to be a Brooklyn-based independent producer and bicycle rider.




" ..An artistic phenomenon.
Or perhaps more accurately....
a bizarre frightening mutant artistic freak. "

-Jamie Ciocco, presenting the
David McCord Prize for Excellence in the Arts


Katy Scoggin, Writer/Director

Katy Scoggin, Writer/Director

As a writer/director, Katy Scoggin looks for humor in life’s most mundane and humiliating corners. She tells smart, funny stories about perfectly decent people for whom everything goes horribly wrong…before going eventually right.

Though she considers herself a New Yorker, Katy was raised by evangelicals in a smoggy valley east of LA. After high school, as an exchange student in Germany, she lived with a dog breeder, experimented with primary hair colors, and learned a second language. She went on to pursue degrees in sculpture and German as a Mylonas Honorary Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis.

During her undergraduate studies, she spent semesters abroad in Italy and Germany, where she studied visual art, documentary filmmaking, and German cultural studies. She also directed and shot two short documentaries – one about Berlin’s Islamic 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.

As a Fulbright scholar in Berlin, Katy met three Turkish women who become the subjects of InsideOutsiders, a documentary about female Turkish-German identity. The project took Katy and her cinematographer, Anna Intemann, all over Turkish Berlin and into Istanbul and Eastern Anatolia.

Katy moved to New York in 2006. In film school at NYU, she made a fourth short documentary and wrote and directed four narrative shorts. She honed her skills in cinematography and shot seven of her colleagues’ shorts on film, HD, and DV. She spent her third year of coursework as a Graduate Assistant in Cinematography, a fellowship which allowed her to assistant teach camera classes, shoot films, and work closely with faculty members Tony Jannelli and Sandi Sissel, ASC.

Katy remains dedicated to writing and directing. In 2011, she will return briefly to the California wasteland to direct her NYU thesis film, a comedic short about a fossil and three people who have differing opinions about its origins. She plans to develop the story into her first feature film.


Danielle Morgan, Editor

Danielle Morgan, Editor

Whether writing, directing, editing, or playing the typewriter in the indie pop band, Your Heart Breaks, Danielle strives to bring her unique edge and style to all her work. An award-winning filmmaker, her work has screened at film festivals worldwide and aired internationally on Canal+ in France and Africa. Her film Las Nanas was awarded Best Experimental Short at the Olympia Film Festival and received the Altoids award for Best Short.

In addition to her work as a writer/ director, Danielle is an experienced script supervisor, cinematographer, postproduction supervisor and editor. She has worked with numerous award-winning filmmakers in various capacities. Danielle was the Post Production Supervisor on We Go Way Back, the first feature by Humpday director, Lynn Shelton. Danielle was also the Post Production Supervisor on Guy Maddin’s Brand Upon the Brain!, lauded by the New York Times as “One of the year's 10 best films” of 2006. Her past editing work includes Childish Things, Operation Fellisha, Flesh, and Slavenka. Currently, Danielle is editing Romeo vs. Juliet, the thesis film for Fulbright Scholar, Lapo Melzi. She is also the assistant editor on the feature documentary, Jack’s Old South, directed by John Markus.

Danielle is an MFA Candidate at New York University’s Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts where she was awarded the prestigious Graduate Assistant position in Editing. She is also a recipient of an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship.