ABOUT

Paige Morrow Kimball began her career in unscripted television and later established herself in the scripted world, directing films for HBO’s iconic show, SESAME STREET. Her highly acclaimed social justice short film, PLAY DATE, won seven festival awards and is now a homelessness awareness arts-education program for middle schools. She directed comedy web-series, EXILED OUT EAST and wrote and directed an award-winning comedy short, ENDING UP, which was selected as ShortsHD’s Movie of the Week and distributed on ROKU’s ZPTV. Paige Directed the original stage production, ONE DATE LOVE which opened in NY and enjoyed an extended run. 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 is currently a participant in the WEFORSHE DirectHer Program, and was a participant in the CBS Directors Program, the Sony Directors Program and the inaugural DGA Diverse Directors Mentorship Program. Paige shadowed many TV directors including: Randall Einhorn, Ron Underwood, Jaffar Mahmood , Melissa Kossar, Lee Shallat Chemel, Daisy VonSherler Mayer and Millicent Shelton. She holds a BFA from NYU Film School and she’s in Development of her first feature, LATE BLOOMERS and in Post Production on FOUND, a Documentary shot during the pandemic with an all-female crew of one.

Paige’s projects have won awards including: Napa Valley Film Festival- Audience Favorite Short, Boston Kids International- Best Short Film, International Family Film Festival- Best Short Film, Moondance International Film Festival- Best Short Film & Best Child Actor, San Jose Shorts International Film Festival- Audience Favorite, Park City International Film Festival- Best Short Film finalist, Top 1% on Coverfly, Finalist Spring ScreenCraft Film Fund, Quarter Finalist Atlanta Film Festival Script Competition, Semi-Finalist The Writers Lab. Second-Rounder Launch Pad Competition, Semi Finalist Screen Craft Drama Competition, Top 15% at Nichol Final Rounder Sundance Writers Lab Development Track.

Paige’s production company, Makazan Films, is committed to creating diverse, female-centric, meaningful stories and hiring as many talented females and diverse artists in as many key positions as possible. The logo is an image of her two daughters Mak and Zan dancing together. She firmly believes, if girls can see it, they can be it!
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I was born and raised in Brooklyn with a Steenbeck in my closet. My dad is a radio DeeJay who was also an amateur Filmmaker. My favorite memories from childhood are making films on celluloid with him on the weekends. My directing debut was “The Great Cookie Bake” starring my 7 year old brother in the lead role. I attended NYU film School and went on to produce and direct a plethora of unscripted TV shows and documentaries. I paused my career to produce a couple of humans (a.k.a. my daughters) and then re-invented myself as a narrative filmmaker and actor. I discovered that putting my heart into projects about positivity and joy led me in the right direction. The films I created garnered awards, got me into directing programs and led to directing jobs. I spearheaded a volunteer, grassroots female director group, @BestDirectHER that aims to level the awards playing field because I believe that equality matters. I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two teen daughters and continue to tell sweet stories just like I did when I was a girl back in Brooklyn.

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