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Kelly Pike

Kelly Pike is a filmmaker led by her past in psychology, fine arts, and life in the American south.

As a writer/ director she has been the recipient of the DGA "Award of Outstanding Directorial Achievement", named on Austin Film Festival’s “25 Screenwriters to Watch” list, and a graduate of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

With an established career as a sculptor and museum professional in Houston,TX she first expanded her practice into filmmaking by working with documentarian Albert Maysles. She then went on to earn her M.F.A in Film & Television from UCLA.

Her films have screened at festivals around the world, winning awards from the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Savannah (SCAD) Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival, Bahamas Film Festival, and many more. Her latest short film, PICTURE DAY, is currently qualified for the 2024 Academy Awards.

Her work has also earned recognition from PBS, Vimeo, NATO, and the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors, the Puffin Foundation, the Directors Guild of America, and Short Of The Week.

She is currently based in Los Angeles.

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