Bio

Kristen Wolf is an award-winning writer, director and producer.

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

Wolf’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.

Wolf’s short documentary, CLUB Q: The Legendary Dance Party for Women, premiered at the Director’s Guild of America and went on to screen at festivals worldwide.

Her debut short film, SPARKLE, tells the story of a non-binary child struggling to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for their disapproving dad. The film has screened at over 25 festivals and won multiple awards including Best LGBTQ+ Directed Short Film at the Phoenix Film Festival.

Her second short film, PARKER AND THE GREEN DRESS, will have its festival premiere in 2024. It follows a teen who’s out at school but not at home and who dreams of taking her crush to prom.

Wolf’s producing credits include NASRIN (dir: Jeff Kaufman), I WAS BORN THIS WAY (dir: Daniel Junge, Sam Pollard), BEYOND THE AGGRESSIVES (a NYT Critic’s Pick + Showtime 2024, dir: Daniel Peddle, the 25-year follow up to the groundbreaking doc, THE AGGRESSIVES) and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway hit, A STRANGE LOOP.

Currently, Wolf’s preparing to direct her first feature, THE ADAGIO, a passionate love story adapted from her second novel.

Wolf serves proudly on the board of Gamechanger Films’ NonProfit, driven by the mission to advance equity and authenticity in the entertainment industry and co-founder of Women Have Wings, an organization that honors and supports the work of courageous activists around the globe.

Kristen Wolf on set directing

Kristen as a child holding a raccoon

kristen with galapagos tortoise

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