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Honor Society Films / Commercials USA
Megan Kelly, EP/Founder
Kristin Dehnert is an award-winning writer and director, fusing her eye for casting and instinct for comedic timing to helm irreverent, culturally-relevant comedy work for brands including Uber, Advil, Frito-Lay, Credit Karma, Wells Fargo and ESPN.
Her commercial directorial debut was a grand slam, winning the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” contest with her spot “Check Out Girl.” The hilarious ad soared to viral status, earning widespread media coverage and landing on The Ellen Show as one of Ellen’s top comedy spots from the big game.
Kristin's narrative short films have screened at over 60 film festivals worldwide, winning top awards including the BAFTA Award of Excellence at SXSW. She made her directorial debut with Underground, a suspense thriller short which addresses themes of gender, race and fear. It gained international notoriety before getting picked up by IFC for domestic television distribution. Her comedy short Michael Peterson premiered at Palm Springs Int'l ShortFest and went on to win numerous awards.
Chicago-born Dehnert began her filmmaking career as a location scout for feature films, working alongside top directors Nora Ephron, Robert Zemeckis and Nicholas Stoller. Currently, she's in development on her first feature comedy script and is attached to direct a horror/comedy feature. Kristin and her wife, tv director Jessica Lowrey, are based in LA.