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Kristin Goodman is an award-winning film director, screenwriter, and playwright. Her most recent short horror/thriller film, The Maid, has been honored at numerous festivals including, Best Horror at The Berlin Independent Film Festival, Best Horror at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, Best Horror at LA Independent Women Film Awards, Best Thriller at Toronto International Women Film Festival, Best Horror at Cannes Indie Short Film Festival, and Best Horror at Chicago REELS International Short Film Festival.


Her most recent play #UnderTheInfluence, a dark comedy in three acts, centered around two sisters searching for meaning in a world shaped by social media, debuted Dec 2021 at the historic Santa Fe Playhouse. 


Kristin’s screenplays have been honored at numerous festivals including, The Austin Film Festival, Screencraft Film Fund, The Disney Fellowship, and New York Screenplay Contest. Her television pilot, AT RISK, won best one hour drama pilot at The Nashville Film Festival, and is based on her experience mentoring at-risk youth in the detention camps of LA County. Kristin directed both the national and the two regional tours of The Band of Mothers, The Pump and Dump Show, a comedy/music touring show featured in People Magazine and on The Today Show. She also wrote for the Emmy Winning web series, Dropping The Soap, produced by Lisa Kudrow. The Virgin, a comedy novella and screenplay, written by Kristin, currently has over fifty-eight thousand reads on the self-publish website Wattpad.


Kristin’s theater directing and acting credits span over twenty years in both Chicago and Los Angeles, including The Court Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and The Goodman Theater. An MFA graduate of The Theater School at DePaul University, Kristin spent four years as a full-time acting professor at Roosevelt University’s Conservatory, The Chicago College of Performing Arts.


Whether it be a drama, a comedy, a thriller, or a horror, Kristin is an artist who revels in revealing the human experience from the intimate to the epic, on screen and on the stage.

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