LISA DONATO is an award-winning director, writer, and activist based in Austin, TX. Her award-winning work has screened at hundreds of film, music, and art festivals worldwide. Many of her short films have screened at KASHISH like Sugarhiccup (2015, screened at 6th KASHISH) Spunkle (2016, screened at 7th KASHISH) and Foxy Trot (2018, screened at 9th KASHISH). The first feature screenplay that she co-wrote with Fawzia Mirza, Signature Move (2017), a coming-of-age drama about Muslim woman wrestler went on to become a festival favorite and was the Opening Film at 8th KASHISH 2017. Gossamer Folds marks Donato’s directorial debut. She is also a taco-enthusiast dedicated to making the world a little more tolerable.