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.
A comedy about a single female indie filmmaker who is pushing 40 and determined to have a baby before time runs out. Starring Beth Lisick.
Projects I'm Supporting
The NEW FREEDOM
It's not just about survival. It's about a community.
One Bird at a Time
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.
Agent of Change
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.
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
Show us your film. We'll show you success.
Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story
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
ONE TRUE LOVES: A Web Series
Between her tweenhood and early twenties, Lydia meets eight different loves of her life.