Bio

Kristen Wolf stands out as a visionary novelist/filmmaker whose rich life experiences and bold storytelling captivate and inspire audiences and industry professionals alike.

Her trajectory in the entertainment world is not just one to watch but one to be actively involved in, as she continues to break boundaries and illuminate screens with her unique and powerful voice.

Wolf melds wonder, queerness, and outsider journeys into transformative tales for page and screen.

With a background as rich as her storytelling, her life experiences—from leading an all-girl rock band to operating John Deere tractors—infuse her work with unparalleled depth and authenticity.

As a novelist, Random House published her debut, THE WAY: A Girl Who Dared to Rise which OPRAH Magazine hailed 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.

As a writer/director, Wolf’s films (Sparkle / Parker and the Green Dress/ CLUB Q: The Legendary Dance Party for Women) have been Official Selections at over 50 film festivals worldwide and have won multiple awards including “Best LGBTQ+ Director” at the Phoenix Film Festival and “Best Female Director” at La Femme International Film Festival among others.

Her film production achievements are equally notable. Wolf was a producer on Beyond the Aggressives (a NYT Critic’s Pick, GLAAD Award Winner, bought by Showtime/Paramount+ as well as I Was Born This Way (dirs: Daniel Junge, Sam Pollard). Her involvement in the acclaimed documentary Nasrin and the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit A Strange Loop showcases her versatility and commitment to stories that matter.

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.

Plus she has a killer haircut.

Kristen Wolf on set directing

Kristen as a child holding a raccoon

kristen with galapagos tortoise

stacked journals with one open with cursive writing