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ABOUT ME

Director . Screenwriter .

Kylie's directing and writing work has been screened in numerous international film festivals, winning awards for Best Direction, Best Drama and Artist of the Year. In 2023 Kylie began directing My Missing Year, a drama set in 1979. Future projects include the feature films, Pepper Cherry, a Canadian-Italian co-production and Reverence, a contained thriller. In addition to her directing work, Kylie is an experienced 2nd Unit Director and creative assistant. She directed the 2nd Unit of Billy the Kid (MGM) and My Life with the Walter Boys (Netflix). Sh

 

 Kylie is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, the Australian Director's Guild and the Australian Writer's Guild. She is a graduate of the UCLA Extension Screenwriting program, and the NYU Professional Studies Screenwriting program and holds an M.Ed. From the University of Tasmania. In a former life, Kylie worked internationally as a professional chef and culinary instructor at the George Brown Chef School and the City University of New York. An adventurer at heart, her life experiences fuel her storytelling and approach to directing.

AWARDS/INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

Winner, Best Romance, Fox International Film Festival 2023 – Clowning Around

Nominated, Best Director, Fox International Film Festival 2023 – Clowning Around

Winner, Best Drama, Edmonton Short Film Festival 2022 – Clowning Around         

Winner, Best Comedy Series Episode, Houston Comedy Film Festival 2022- Wellness Inc.

Winner, SoCal Film Awards, Best Web Series – Auto Boss (2020)

2nd Place, Down East Film Festival –Comedy – Auto Boss (2020)

Action on Film Festival, The MICO Award (2020)

Nichols Fellowship Screenwriting Top 10% - Whistling in the Dark (2020)

Austin Film Festival, 2nd Rounder – Teleplay – Wellness Inc. (2019)

Official Selection, Screenplay, The Salad Spinner – San Pedro Int'l Film Festival (2019)

Winner, Best Drama, The Dog Walker – The New Haven International Film Festival (2019)

Winner, Best Soundtrack, The Dog Walker - The Jersey Shore Film Festival (2019)

Nominated, Best Director, The Dog Walker - Art is Alive Film Festival (2019)

2nd Place, Suspense Film, The Dog Walker - The Indie Film Gathering (2019)

Winner, Artist of the Year, Northern Virginia International Film Festival (2019)

Winner, Best Screenplay Comedy, The Salad Spinner - NOVA Int'l Film Fest (2019)

Finalist, Austin Revolution Film Fest, Screenplay - The Personal Justice of Katie Watson (2017)

Winner, Jury Award, Screenplay: Whistling in the Dark – NOVA Film Festival (2017)

Semi-Finalist, Screenplay, The Personal Justice of Katie Watson – Nashville Film Fest (2017)

Finalist, IACP Digital Media Awards, Culinary Trust Award for Culinary Video (2017)

Winner, Best Current Events Film, The Culinary Professor – CUNY Film Festival (2017)

Winner, Best Woman Filmmaker, Hollywood Int'l Independent Doc Awards (Dec 2016)

Winner, Best Short Doc, Hollywood Int'l Independent Documentary Awards (Dec 2016)

Winner, Best Director, Short Drama – Moral Compass - Atlantic City Cinefest (2016)

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