In this episode of Directing Magic; Marquette is joined by Paige Morrow Kimball, director of the award-winning PLAY DATE, ENDING UP and director of short films for Sesame Street. They discuss her collaboration with Tami Roman in Play Date and her successful application for the 2017 DGA Director Mentorship Program.
Paige Morrow Kimball is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. Originally from New York City, Paige began her production career in the unscripted television arena, and later she established herself in the scripted world. Currently Paige is producing and directing short films for Sesame Street. In 2016, she co-ep’d and directed comedic web-series, Exiled Out East. In 2015, Paige’s socially conscious short film, Play Date garnered seven awards at film festivals, won a prestigious $2,500 award from The Hendricks Foundation, and is now being developed into an educational program for middle schools. Paige’s 2014 festival favorite comedy short, Ending Up, earned distribution by ShortsHD and ZPTV on Roku. Paige was selected as a participant in the highly prestigious 2017 Inaugural DGA Diverse Directors Initiative Mentorship Program. She was also a participant in the 2016 SONY TV Directors Program, and a finalist in the 2017 CBS Directors Program. As a writer, Paige’s feature screenplay, Late Bloomer, reached the final round of consideration at the 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and placed in the top 15% of the Nicholl competition. Paige is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and to Women’ s Voices for Change, writing articles about Gender Parity. As an actor, Paige has appeared in films, television and commercials bringing her acting experience to everything she directs. Paige’s extensive directing and producing credits in unscripted TV, include: HBO’s Project Greenlight, ABC’s Oprah Winfrey Show, FOX’s Boot Camp, FXs NASCAR Driver and many more. Paige’s production company, Makazan Films is committed to creating diverse, female-centric, meaningful stories and hiring as many awesome females in key positions as possible. The logo is an image of her two daughters Makenzie and SuZanna dancing together. She firmly believes, if girls can see it, they can be it!