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Zoe kerr

director & writer for film/tv/stage

Zoe Kerr is a director, writer, and cinematographer based in New York City.


She has had the pleasure of working with Jonathan Norton at the Dallas Theater Center, Calamity West at Jackalope Theatre, and Franky Gonzalez at the Bishop Arts Theater Center.


Zoe has received a Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award for her movement play Everything Will Be Fine, a Dallas Film Alliance Critics Choice Award for her short film Out of Hand, and was a finalist for the Dramatists Guild Fellowship.


Most recently, Zoe was named a semi-finalist in the GrubStreet Emerging Writer Fellowship, the Garry Marshall New Works Festival, the Millay Arts Core Residency, a two-time second-rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, a finalist for the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Arts Residency, and a current quarter-finalist for the Screencraft TV Pilot Competition.

Zoe is currently in post-production an experimental dance-film titled Deep Dark Depths, based on the 1969 Chappaquiddick Incident.

SELECTED works (finished projects)

Deep Dark Depths / 2022, experimental short film, 6 mins.

Animal Crackers / 2021, absurdist dramatic play, 63 mins.

Out of Hand / 2020, absurdist comedic short, 15 mins.

Worth the Fight / 2020, action short, 4 mins.

STRIKE / 2020, experimental solo piece, 45 mins.

Rosa Red / 2020, action short concept trailer, 6 mins.

Dansmonster / 2020, experimental short film, 16 mins.

Flicker / 2019, action short film, 5 mins.


Coverfly Red List for Thriller Short Story 2023 for My Best Friend's Body


Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition 2023 Quarter-Finalist for My Best Friend's Body


Coverfly Red List for One-Hour Thriller Pilot 2023 for Prey For Us


Fractured Literary Micro Fiction Contest Long List 2022 for Something Has Replaced My Husband


Screencraft TV Pilot Competition Quarter-Finalist 2022 for Prey For Us


American Literary Review Contest Finalist 2022 for My Best Friend's Body


Dramatists Guild Fellowship Finalist 2022


Austin Film Festival Second-Rounder for Best Comedic Teleplay 2022 for The Opposite of Love

2022 Writer's Digest Genre Short Story Competition Honorable Mention for My Best Friend's Body

Stove Works' Artist Residency Semi-Finalist 2022


Arts Letters & Numbers Artist-in-Residence 2022

Garry Marshall New Works Festival Semi-Finalist 2022 for In My Hands: A Memory Play


Millay Arts Core Residency Semi-Finalist 2022

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency Finalist 2022


Grub Street Emerging Writer Fellowship Semi-Finalist 2022


2020 Filmed in Dallas Film Competition Critics Best Film for Out of Hand


CultureMap 5 Most Memorable Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Moments of 2020 for Everything Will Be Fine

Action on Film Megafest Selection 2020 for Flicker

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival Selection 2020 for Dansmonster


Dallas Observer Best of 2020 for Best Pandemic Theater Response for Everything Will Be Fine

Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award for Outstanding New Play for Everything Will Be Fine

John and Claire Rosenfield Award for Playwriting for Heartless Bitch

Austin Film Festival Second-Rounder for Best Stage Play 2020 for Heartless Bitch


Dramatists Guild, Member

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Member

Bishop Arts Theatre Center First Move Playwrights Lab 2022, Playwright


Jackalope Theatre Playwrights Lab 2021, Playwright

Dallas Theater Center Playwrights Workshop 2019-2020, Playwright


Kairos: Creative and Literary Magazine — He Me Art, published Fall 2020 


Discernment and Discourse Reader and Guide — Now Let’s Get Information, published Fall 2019


@iamzoekerr on Twitter and IG

Based in Dallas, TX and Queens, NY.

Available for remote work.

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