Paige Morrow Kimball began her production career in the unscripted television arena 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 a large budget 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’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 has been a participant in the WEFORSHE DirectHer Program, the CBS Directors Program, the Sony Directors Program and the inaugural DGA Diverse Directors Mentorship Program. She holds a BFA from NYU Film School and she has written articles about gender parity in media that have been published in The Huffington Post and other publications. Paige shadowed many veteran TV directors including: Randall Einhorn THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, Ron Underwood THE GOOD FIGHT and KEVIN PROBABLY SAVES THE WORLD, Jaffar Mahmood YOUNG SHELDON, Melissa Kossar LIFE IN PIECES, Lee Shallat Chemel THE MIDDLE, Bob Koherr BUNK’D, Daisy VonSherler Mayer GOOD GIRLS REVOLT, and Millicent Shelton GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE. 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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