Katy Scoggin was a co-producer and cinematographer on Laura Poitras’s films “CITIZENFOUR” and “Risk,” an AP on Emmy-nominated “The Oath,” and a producer on short OpDocs “The Program” and “Death of a Prisoner.” She won a 2018 Glassbreaker Films grant to make a short, “Promenade,” that took her to her high school prom for the first time. “Flood,” her debut feature, has been patiently supported by Sundance, IFP Documentary Lab, Film Independent Fast Track, MacDowell, DCTV, BAVC Media, and Berlinale Talents.
Flood is my cinematic, decade-long search to understand my evangelical family. It begins with my failed attempt to thaw my relationship to my young-earth creationist father in a fiction short. When he charges that my film caricatures his beliefs, I turn my camera around on us. As divisive family drama takes over my script-writing, I find myself slipping into my movie as a protagonist. But will my filmmaking teach me to love across my deepest divides?