Carrie Schrader directed the award-winning short film, Don’t Mess With Texas, written by Ethan Coen (Coen bros.) and wrote and directed the feature-length film, The Founders, (distributed by Level 33 Films) which won “Best Feature” at Atlanta Film Festival. Currently under contract writing two feature film screenplays, Carrie actively improves her craft and the skills of those around her through her one-on-one coaching program, Write That Damn Script. Her recent directing jobs include a spot for Netflix and the likes of AMC, TLC Networks, and many more. Her short films and screenplays, such as Boys and Dogs and Kids Are Weird and The Thorny Rose, have won film festival audience awards internationally, resulting in Indiewire labeling Carrie Schrader one of the “Top Ten Directors To Watch Out For.” She was a participant at the IFP in NY and was an Outfest Screenwriting Lab fellow. Her television pilot was recently selected for The Orchard Project Episodic Lab, Stowe Story Labs, and placed at Austin Film Festival. Carrie also has a very expensive but surprisingly useful MFA in directing from Columbia University and believes that spaghetti and meatballs are a perfectly acceptable breakfast choice.