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. When she’s not driving her kids around, she is creating and directing films for HBO‘s Sesame Street. In 2016, she co-ep’d and directed comedic web-series, Exiled Out East. In 2015, Paige’s socially conscious short film, PlayDate screened at dozens of top film festivals all over the country, garnering seven awards and is now an educational program for schools. Paige’s 2014 festival favorite comedy short, Ending Up, earned distribution by ZPTV on Roku and ShortsHD where it was named “Movie of the Week.” Paige is a participant in the highly prestigious 2018 CBS Directors Program and the 2017-18 Inaugural DGA Diverse Directors Initiative Mentorship Program. She was also a participant in the 2016 SONY TV Directors Program. As a writer, Paige’s feature screenplay, Late Bloomer (slated for production in Summer 2019) was a finalist at the 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, a semi-finalist at Cinestory Lab, Stowe Lab and 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 (and to acting cool for her teenaged daughter’s friends). 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!
Storytelling is in my DNA. My dad had a super 16mm camera and a Steenbeck in the closet of our Brooklyn Apartment. My directing debut was “The Great Cookie Bake” starring my brother in the lead role. I developed my filmmaking abilities along with a comedic perspective while growing up in a loving, semi-dysfunctional family, and I ran with it!
I went to NYU film School and PA’d for Sindey Lumet. I 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. Soon I witnessed first hand, that fully dimensional roles for women in their 40s were too few, so I committed to changing the status quo: writing, producing and directing projects with roles for women like me who were despicably underserved. 12 short films and one big-budget Web Series later, I’m developing my first feature film and having the time of my life, telling stories just like I did when I was a girl back in Brooklyn.
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