Karl is a New York based filmmaker who has worked in the industry for many years. His short film Bill’s Seat, a fifteen-minute psychological thriller, won Best Live Action Short at the 2003 St. Louis International Film Festival. It was also screened at a SlamDunk showcase at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. Karl's half-hour period drama, Elysian Fields, won a Gold Prize at the Worldfest Houston, a Mobil Prize for excellence in film making at the a NYU First-Run Film Festival, and a grant from the New York Academy of Film and Television Arts and Sciences. It was distributed by Tapestry International and sold to several foreign cable networks including BBC-2. Karl has also directed music videos and commercials. In addition to directing, Karl has extensive experience as a professional storyboard artist, working with such renowned directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorcese, and Barry Levinson. This experience has given Karl a deep understanding of visualization from script to screen, shot by shot. Karl also directed a one-act play for the Atlantic Theater Company, participated in directing and script analysis workshops with The Barrow Theater Group in New York, and studied acting with Fred Kareman. Karl received an MFA from the NYU Graduate Film Program and a BA in studio art from Kenyon College. Karl is developing two feature films for which he wrote the screenplays. One of these, The Hunters, was a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships for screenwriting. Karl is originally from Austin, Texas.