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Kelly Lou Dennis is a Los Angeles-based director, writer and actor originally from the Bay Area. Kind of Asian, kind of white and bisexual to boot, Kelly embraces not fitting the mold and questioning social norms that marginalize.

 

She "parents" two dogs, a cat, and 38 plants (and counting?), and one day she will fulfill her dream of raising chickens again as she did in her childhood. She's also a lefty, making whiteboards her true nemesis.

AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER

Kelly directed, cowrote and acted in the short film GOOD GIRLS GET FED, a psychological thriller that brutally spotlights societal expectations and the female experience. It won Best Short Thriller at NY Cinefest, was an Official Selection at festivals including Dances With Films NY, Chattanooga Film Festival, and Panic Fest, and a Semi-Finalist at Flickers' Rhode Island Film Festival.

She is currently developing GOOD GIRLS GET FED, which will be her feature directorial debut.

 

FILM AND TV WRITER

Kelly's written work has placed in Austin Film Festival, ISA's Fast Track Fellowship, Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship, Athena Writer’s Lab and Page Turner Screenplays, and earned her way into writing courses with SUNDANCE COLLAB.

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR

Kelly won Best Dramatic Actress at the TBA Awards for THE ONES THAT STAY BEHIND. She and her costar won Outstanding Performance in a Drama at the Sherman Oaks Film festival for short film EXITS.

 

She auditioned into the Master Class at Anthony Meindl’s Studio and additionally has studied with Lesly Kahn and Annie Grindlay. Kelly also trained under Jino Kang (Masters Hall Of Fame) for her role in WEAPON OF CHOICE, as well as MMA for numerous other films.

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