Kara Herold Media

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. Grrlyshow, about the girl zine explosion in the ‘90s, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. 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 City in 2009. Bachelorette, 34 is distributed by New Day Films.

She 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, and Film Arts Foundation. Kara is currently producing 39 ½, a narrative feature; The Audition, an experimental documentary feature based on the audition process for 39 ½ and layered with contrasting narrative elements; and Quitting Band Pros and Cons, a second narrative feature. She earned an M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State and a B.A. in World Literature from U.C.L.A. She is currently an assistant professor of film at Syracuse University.