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Katy Walker-Mejia, Musician & Media Artist

Katy Walker-Mejia is a new mother, filmmaker, musician and educator originally from Austin, TX. She came to NYC in 2003 and has been living in Red Hook, Brooklyn for over 10 years. Her passion is working with youth, creating conscious media for and by youth and to continue growing as a spiritual and co-creative human being.

Katy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Transmedia from the University of Texas at Austin and has always seen herself as a multidisciplinary artist. Her first short films were screened at the Dallas Video Fest, SXSW, and more recently, the Red Hook International Film & Video Fest, the International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts, and the Radar International Independent Film Fest. She contributes to music video projects, web series and documentary films in many ways; producing, composing and placing music, writing, shooting, editing, animation and graphics. She and her husband Joel formed Things Are Changing Productions, for “seekers of conscious media”. Their first feature documentary film, ‘Time is Art’ has been screened in theaters in over 10 countries around the world and was an official selection 2015 Chicago Blow-up International Arthouse Film Festival. Joel and Katy also record and perform spiritualized genre-bending music as Dream Circle.

TATIP Work:

With TATP, Katy interned with Shawn Ferreyra and Mary Cinadr at PS 316 with 1st graders and currently teaches music and filmmaking classes at junior high and high schools with Reel Works, MIMA Music and Marquis Studios.

Most Memorable TATIP Moment: 

“TATIP has brought a very special group of NYC based artists and educators together. Every single workshop was packed with valuable information that I immediately put to good use in the classroom. I enjoyed creating a teaching path with my co-teacher Jessica Mortellaro. It was so inspiring to incorporate both our artistic passions, theater and film, into a lesson plan and present it to the group. We received so many compliments and I hope one day we can teach the curriculum!"

Find out more about Katy here:

Check out Katy's Lesson Plan she created with her partner Jessica Mortellaro. 

Interested in TATIP? Find out more about our 2017-18 Program!

See more of our 2016-17 Graduates in the 2017 TATIP Anthology!

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