Keren is an award winning, WGAW writer/director who focuses on character-driven science-fiction and action/adventure stories that explore strange, unusual, and topical issues – often involving guns, explosions, or natural disasters… and sometimes aliens.
Her latest short film projects include, Holding South and Defense+4, which she wrote and directed since her arrival in New Zealand in 2021.
Presently, Keren has multiple film and TV projects in various stages of development through her production company, Wild Greens and in partnership with other production companies. Keren teamed up with Zaza Productions (Frontiersmen) on multiple television projects, including two one-hour series and a half-hour comedy. Having worked in development with The Gillen Group (Fried Green Tomatoes, Under Suspicion) for the past several years on multiple feature film and TV projects, 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 Amazon.com 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, to children 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 for Entertainment at Full Sail University and her Master Screenwriting Certificate at ScreenwritingU.
Keren maintains dual citizenship with USA/Canada and permanent residency in New Zealand. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, four children, and two dogs.