About the Filmmaker:
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Kosar knew she wanted to be a filmmaker after watching a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of "Back to the Future II" in 7th grade. Her motivation as a filmmaker is to take the audience on a ride bridging the gap to create a connection from audience to screen. "The reason why I love filmmaking is creating a world to take the audience to through story, conflict and character." Influenced by directors Michael Mann and David Fincher, she also looks up to well-known women's basketball coach, Pat Summitt of the University of Tennessee. Kosar grew up playing basketball starting at the age of 5 and continued through her undergrad where she was recruited. She began coaching while a sophomore in high school right up until she moved to California to attend graduate school. Kosar combines her knowledge of the game of basketball into her methods as a director. She feels the role of a director is similar to that of a coach: "striving to have all the players work together as a unit focusing on the same goal." With two award-winning short films, Kosars most recent short film "Lex Talionis" has been circulating the film festival circuit. While being mentored by a prominent television director, Kosar is currently in development on several projects.
Awards & Honors:
Official Selection - Lex Talionis Temecula International Film & Music Festival 2011.
Official Selection - Lex Talionis LaFemme Film Festival 2011.
Official Selection - Lex Talionis Central Florida Film Festival 2011.
Best Television Show - Rising Above at Chapman Universitys 2010 Cecil Awards.
Official Selection - Rising Above at the 2010 New York Television Festival in New York, NY.
Best Television Show - Kate So Far at Chapman Universitys 2009 Cecil Awards.
Official Selection - Kate So Far at the 2009 New York Television Festival in New York, NY.
Finalist: Dramatic Category - Kate So Far at 2009 Los Angeles Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA.
Official Selection - The Doll Hospital at 2009 Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, AZ.
First Place - Girls Night Out! for Harley-Davidsons 2008 Bikes, Camera, Action! Female Filmmaker Competition.
Second Place - The Doll Hospital for Lifetime Movie Networks 2008 Every Womans Film Competition.
Voted Fan Favorite - The Doll Hospital for Lifetime Movie Networks 2008 Every Womans Film Competition.
Honorable Mention - The Doll Hospital for After Hours Film Societys 2008 Film Festival in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Official Selection - The Doll Hospital at 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival in NY.
Top Newsmakers of 2006 - by Napervilles The Daily Herald Newspaper.
Communication Arts Electronic Media Excellence Award - from Benedictine University in 2005.