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Kelly Pike (UNDERCUT)

UNDERCUT Directed by: Kelly Pike

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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 Award of Outstanding Directorial Achievement and included on the 2021 Austin Film Festival’s “25 Screenwriters to Watch” list.

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 Film & Television Production from UCLA. She is now based in Los Angeles where she writes and directs narrative films.

Kelly’s short films have earned recognition from The Caucus of Producers, Writers & Directors, Vimeo, and PBS. They 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, Bahamas Film Festival, and many more.

She is a segment director on the anthology feature film, MISSISSIPPI REQUIEM, starring James Franco and Marianna Palka and is currently in post-production on her next short film, Picture Day, which will be released early 2022.


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