Kelly Pike (Flagging Credit: Linda C. Riedmann)
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 and The Caucus Foundation’s Gold Circle Award. 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. 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. She recently completed her latest film, Undercut, which takes place in the world of a high school girls hockey team, and looks forward to premiering it in 2020. Watch her short film, 'Owen' here!