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Hailing from Houston, TX, Kelly Pike is a fellow at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. She is also the recipient of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award of Outstanding Directorial Achievement and The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Director’s Gold Circle Award.
With an established career in the visual arts, she first expanded her practice into filmmaking by working with documentarian Albert Maysles, then went on to earn an M.F.A. in Directing from UCLA. She is now based in Los Angeles where she writes and directs narrative films.
Her short film, OWEN, screened at the Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded Best Student Film Award in the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, took home Best Short Film from the Bahamas International Film Festival, and Best Texas Film from the USA Film Festival. It has since premiered online as a VIMEO STAFF PICK and on television as part of the PBS series, Film School Shorts, as well as screening in many festivals around the world.
She went on to direct James Franco and Marianna Palka in an adaptation of Faulkner’s tale, A ROSE FOR EMILY, which has been included in the anthology feature film, MISSISSIPPI REQUIEM.
Her latest film, UNDERCUT, which centers on a high school girls hockey team, will premiere at the Palm Springs International Shortsfest in June, 2020.
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