KRISTIN FAIRWEATHER is an Independent filmmaker. Kristin started her career working in the fast-paced world of elective politics. It all sounds very cut throat, but don’t be deceived as she’s an optimistic idealist with a sunny disposition. After finding success in the political world she decided to pack up her penchant for storytelling to chase a lifelong dream; directing film and television.
Kristin merged her political skills- creating campaign strategies, fundraising, public relations, community organizing, fundraising- and really just generally spinning lots of stories to guide people towards believing in a candidate or cause- and brought them to vibrant life through a new medium: visual storytelling. Her first success came through producing the feature film work of other filmmakers. She thrived as a creative producer that could both understand the visual story and work closely building a team behind the scenes. As a producer she championed the films and filmmakers of her first features as a film producer: FUTURE WEATHER (Tribeca Film Festival/Virgil Films & Entertainment), A RISING TIDE (Seattle Film Festival/Fox International) and NAMOUR (Los Angeles Film Festival/Array Entertainment). Following the success of her feature work Kristin launched her own work as a director and a writer. She directed content that brought together her fun-loving outlook into inspiring content for clients including American Airlines, Film Independent, The Tribeca Film Institute and The Sloan Foundation.
Kristin’s narrative feature work took off starting with her short film, “Grace”, which premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival and went on to play around the country. Her directorial feature debut, “A Snow White Christmas”, produced by Mar Vista Entertainment, will premiere on Ion Television in December of 2018.
Kristin has been a Fellow with several respected filmmaker development programs, including: Ryan Murphy’s HALF directing program, the Film Independent producing lab and Fast Track financing market, the Rotterdam Lab, TAP Producing Fellowship, IFP Rough Cut Lab and the Netflix Find Your Voice competition. In addition to film and tv work Kristin is an avid activist for the rights of girls and women around the globe. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 daughters.