Chinwe Okorie is a Nigerian-born writer, director, and editor in Austin, TX. At age six, she immigrated to the United States and watched her first film, "Titanic". It was then that her love affair with cinema began. In college, her student run TV station Topper TV received The Rising Star Award, and Study Breaks magazine featured Chinwe as their Next Big Thing in 2014. After college, Chinwe went on to write, direct, and edit short films including "Lovebites" which is currently distributed by Issa Rae Presents. In 2021, Chinwe was nominated for Best Austin Filmmaker along with Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez. Her most recent work, "Elephant!", which will be available to screen in 2022.