Director Biography – Kristen Batko (A LOVE STORY)

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Kristen Batko was born and raised in Michigan and studied film with a concentration in screenwriting at the University of Michigan. After graduating with honors and awards, she worked in television in New York, before settling in Los Angeles to pursue writing and directing.

Batko’s creative interests lie in the intersection of art and activism. In her body of work, she explores mental illness, trauma, addiction, LGBTQ issues, and diverse representation through the lends of narrative, and, oftentimes, genre. But she is open to telling many kinds of stories, so long as there is a fascinating character’s psyche to sink her teeth into.

If you’re searching for her, you can find her at her laptop, working on her next project and her posture. She is currently represented at CAA and Writ Large.

Director Statement

Starting at age eleven, I noticed that adults often forgot what it was like to be…

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