The third profile to join our Judge Panel for Deaffest 2013 is Kalen Feeney, a Deaf American with a wealth of filmmaking experience up her sleeve and we are very delighted to welcome her as one of our prestigious judges!
Kalen earned a Masters in Screenwriting from Leeds Metropolitan University. She was awarded a New Writers Residency through BBC Radio and Graeae Theatre and returned to England to learn how to write radio drama. After spending time in the Writers’ Room for CSI: NY, Kalen decided to add television writing to her repertoire and enrolled in UCLA Extension’s certificate program for Writing for Television.
Since then, Kalen has written shorts and features, spec pilots, and original television pilots. In addition, Kalen is a freelance script editor and has worked in television as a technical consultant for CSI: NY and an ASL Master for Switched at Birth.
Kalen also has a background in theatre, having trained with the American Conservatory Theatre, National Theatre of the Deaf, Deaf West Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has appeared on Switched at Birth and Cold Case.
This summer, Kalen plans to teach screenwriting at Camp Mark 7, a filmmaking camp for Deaf teenagers in New York.