Kristin Dehnert, Director

Kristin Dehnert is an award-winning director and writer with a knack for the funny. Known for her spot-on casting, comedic timing, and collaborative approach, Kristin thrives on pushing the envelope and creating fresh and effective content. Right out of the gate, she killed it with her first national spot, Doritos “Check Out Girl” which aired on the world’s biggest stage – The Super Bowl. The ad garnered tons of press ranging from Adweek, Ad Age, USA Today, NY Times, Wall Street Journal and NPR. She was a finalist at the London International Awards in Dialogue Direction and SHOTS publication featured her as a best directorial newcomer. Kristin’s debut short film “Underground” swept the festival circuit, screening in over 60 film festivals worldwide and winning 11 top prizes including the B.A.F.T.A. Award of Excellence at SXSW and a licensing deal with IFC. Her work caught the attention of Walt Disney Studios where she penned a comedic short film, “Hiccup” and she’s currently writing a feature length comedy screenplay. A native of Chicago and a lover of all things Cubs, Kristin lives in Los Angeles in the beach town of Marina Del Rey.