Hey, I'm Kara!

San Francisco, California

Kara Herold’s films employ wit, thought-provoking storytelling, and dynamic visual assemblages to comment upon the uneasy intersections between feminist perspectives and dominant cultural expectations and institutions.  She has written, directed, and produced a broad variety of films, from short animations to award-winning documentaries. Bachelorette, 34, a humorous take on society’s obsession with marriage expressed through a mother-daughter relationship, premiered at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam and played at the Documentary Fortnight at MoMA in New York in 2009.  Bachelorette, 34 is distributed by New Day Films.  Grrlyshow, about the girl ‘zine explosion in the ‘90s, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, screened at many additional festivals, and is distributed by Women Make Movies.   Kara Herold is currently in post-production on her feature comedy 39 ½.

                                              

Kara has been a BAN6 Artist at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and has won many additional awards and grants, including support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Pacific Pioneer Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Film Arts Foundation, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and New York State Council for the ARts Grant.

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Projects I'm Supporting

The Pushouts

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Documentary

THE PUSHOUTS is the story of Victor Rios’ evolution from school pushout to UC professor and thought leader on the school-to-prison pipeline.

91%

This project got the green light!

Plus One

Syracuse, New York Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A weekend trip with Sam and little Katie forces Emily to confront her responsibilities as a mother and desires as a woman.

121%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York City, New York Film Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - Try Love on for Size

Jersey City, New Jersey Film Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

ONE TRUE LOVES: A Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Romance

Between her tweenhood and early twenties, Lydia meets eight different loves of her life.

114%

This project got the green light!

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