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Date

2024-05-18

Time

Theater

THEATER 2

Program

BLACK FLAG SHORTS 2

Sparkle

A non-binary child struggles to find the perfect Father's Day gift for their disapproving dad.

About the Director

Kristen Wolf is an award-winning author and filmmaker.

Working across diverse media and with a variety of collaborators, she’s committed to centering queerness in stories of beauty and wonder.

SPARKLE, her first narrative short, debuted in 2022 and screened at dozens of festivals worldwide. The film tells the story of a non-binary child struggling to find the perfect Father's Day gift for their disapproving dad. SPARKLE has won multiple awards including Best LGBTQ+ Directed Short Film at the Phoenix Film Festival.

Her second short film PARKER AND THE GREEN DRESS will premiere at festivals in 2024.

Kristen’s producing credits include BEYOND THE AGGRESSIVES (dir. Daniel Peddle, NYT Critics' Pick + Showtime), I WAS BORN THIS WAY (dir: Daniel Junge, Sam Pollard), NASRIN (dir: Jeff Kaufman), and the Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway hit, A STRANGE LOOP.

Kristen's first novel, THE WAY: A Girl Who Dared to Rise, was hailed by O, The Oprah Magazine as, “A title to pick up now!” Her second novel, ESCAPEMENT: An Exquisite Tale of Love and Passion earned critical acclaim and multiple awards including the IPPY, IAN, NIEA, BIBA, LesFic Bard Award, IndieReader Discovery Award and the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award.

Kristen is co-founder of Women Have Wings an organization that supports the work of courageous female activists around the world and sits on the Board of Directors of Gamechanger Films' Non-Profit working to advance equity and authenticity in the entertainment industry.

Currently she's in pre-production for her first feature, THE ADAGIO, a passionate love story adapted from her second novel.

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