Zoe Kerr is a director, writer, and cinematographer splitting time between New York City and Dallas. Between working as a dramaturg for a movement theater company, educating youth on parole, and being the only woman in a capital financing office (for real), she writes horror that focuses on complicated family dynamics, feminine rage, and the concepts of fate and free will and whether we really have a choice in who and what we become.
She is currently developing several pilots, including Prey For Us, which was a semifinalist for the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge Pilot Accelerator and the ATX TV Fest Pitch Competition, a quarter-finalist for the Screencraft TV Pilot Competition, was featured on Coverfly’s Red List for Top TV Thrillers, and is a current second-rounder at the Launch Pad Pilot Competition (final placement to be determined).
Her writing and direction has been recognized by the Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum, the Austin Film Festival, the Garry Marshall New Works Festival, the Millay Arts Core Residency, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Arts Residency, the Dallas FIlm Alliance Critics Forum, the American Literary Review, the Dramatists Guild, and Writers Digest, among others.
Awards & Recognition
Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Finalist 2023 for My Best Friend's Body
ATX TV Fest Pitch Competition Semi-Finalist 2023 for Prey For Us
Women's Weekend Film Challenge Pilot Accelerator Semi-Finalist 2023 for Prey For Us
Launch Pad Pilot Competition Second-Rounder 2023 for Prey For Us
Coverfly Red List for Short Story (Prose) 2023 for My Best Friend's Body
Coverfly Red List for One-Hour Thriller Pilot 2023 for Prey For Us
Lascaux Prize for Short Fiction Long List 2023 for My Best Friend's Body
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 TX and NY.
Available for remote work.
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