Keren is an award winning, WGA writer/director who focuses on character-driven science fiction and adventure stories that explore the strange, unusual, and topical issues of our time.

Her latest projects include the short films, Holding South and Defense+4, which she wrote and directed since her arrival in New Zealand.

Presently, Keren has multiple film and TV projects in various stages of development through her production company, Wild Greens. Keren teamed up with Zaza Productions (Frontiersmen) and they are currently in deep development with multiple projects, including a one-hour sci-fi series and a short-form comedy series, which is slated to shoot in New Zealand late 2021. Having worked in development with The Gillen Group (Fried Green Tomatoes, Under Suspicion) for the past several years, Keren has recently completed development and the pilot script for a new one hour, near-future, sci-fi series for the team.

Her short-story anthology, Off the Edge, can be found on and digitally on all major e-book sites and Keren’s flash fiction has been published in Flash Fiction Magazine and Down in the Dirt.

After training with Stella Adler, at the Stella Adler Conservatory West in Los Angeles, and working as an actor for several years, Keren moved into Talent Management–first with Haylee Winters & Associates and later at Isabella & Associates and The Partos Company. Keren also taught acting in both New Zealand and Los Angeles as well as working as an on-set acting coach for over a decade.

In 2003, Keren created the non-profit entity, The Movie Club, Inc., through which she taught professional-level filmmaking from script to screen for thirteen years. Keren facilitated and line produced the production of each movie (30–45 mins in length) for her thirty students each year.

Keren earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Full Sail University and her Master Screenwriting Certificate at ScreenwritingU.

Keren maintains dual citizenship with USA/Canada and residency in New Zealand. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and four children.

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