Carleen Kyle has directed and written for a variety of media—features, shorts, corporate projects, and a music video. She directed the TV pilot for Scrounger, which was nominated for a Gemini in the Best Drama category, won the Saskatchewan Showcase Best Drama award, and earned a Best Director nomination.
“The Weather Girl,” her Crazy8s and festival-featured short, was the Best Female Director recipient at the Vancouver Short Film Festival and received multiple Leo Award nominations including Best Screenplay. Her feature screenplay “Interspecies Family Therapy” won the 2015 From Our Dark Side competition from Women in Film and Television, sponsored by Telefilm, Creative BC and Superchannel.
Carleen turned the camera on herself in the feature-length documentary Heavy Heart Laughs, using stand-up comedy to recover from trauma with humour. Her feature screenplay “Pearl’s Cut & Curl” was the winner of a Praxis Centre for Screenwriting fellowship and was selected to represent Canada for the prestigious Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award where it received honourable mention.
Carleen holds a BFA from the University of Regina where for two consecutive years she was honoured with Best Student Film.