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Southwest Film Productions

About Us

The Team

Kat Sparks


Kat Sparks is a writer, script consultant, actress, producer, and director in Austin, Texas. Kat started her career in the world of soap opera series such as “The Young and the Restless” and has continued on to become an award-winning writer and director for both theater and films.  Her scripts have won dozens of festival placements, and she was recently selected as one of the “New American Voices” by the Queens Theatre, New York. She has over 20+ years experience directing high-profile theatre plays such as SWEAT, which received glorious reviews in The Austin Chronicle and Playbill. She has also worked as a script consultant with the Austin Film Festival and produced her own writer festivals.  Kat is the founding member of Southwest Film Productions, her directorial debut includes “Applause,” a SAG short film about the difficulties of aging and being replaced in the industry. She has two more short films on the way and her first feature film is currently in development. 

  • Coverage for SpecScout, Abbott, and the Matthau Company

  • Director (numerous theatre) 

  • Writer (Kat's first screenplay, Wolves of Beirut, made the Black List, other works produced)

  • Actor, trained by Ivana Chubbuck - theatre (75 lead roles); television (recurring daytime); film

  • Producer, theatre (numerous)

  • Acting coach (private, on-set, night-before, and one-on-one coaching) 

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Ana Dragomir

Executive Assistant/ Office Manager


Ana Dragomir started is a writer and producer based out of Austin, Texas. She started her career as a Script Competition Manager at Austin Film Festival where she evaluated over 10,000 scripts while supervising a team of 300+ readers. ​She is passionate about character-driven stories and has read and evaluated 300+ scripts to date. 


  • Coverage for Austin Film Festival

  • Graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors in  Radio-Television Film 

  • Script Competition Manager at Austin Film Festival 2022

  • Has read and evaluated over 300+ scripts to date

  • Writer 

  • Shadowed Director Kat Sparks on recent plays, projects, table reads, and films


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