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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 (Director’s Guild of America) Award of Outstanding Directorial Achievement.
With an established career in the visual arts as a sculptor, she first expanded her practice into filmmaking by working with documentarian Albert Maysles, then went on to earn an M.F.A. from the UCLA Film Production program.
Her short film, OWEN, screened at the American Pavillion 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. She went on to direct James Franco in an adaptation of William Faulkner’s tale, A ROSE FOR EMILY, which has been included in the anthology feature film, MISSISSIPPI REQUIEM.
She completed her film, Undercut, in the summer of 2020 and is currently in pre-production on her latest film, Picture Day.