Director & Writer
Award winning filmmaker Ky Dickens directed the documentary FISH OUT OF WATER which used animation, LGBT narratives and historical analysis to deconstruct the seven Bible verses used to condemn homosexuality. FISH OUT OF WATER was a breakout success on the festival circuit, winning four festival prizes and securing North American distribution by First Run Features immediately after its initial release.
Most recently, Ky joined forces with Rock the Vote & Equality Illinois to direct the Vote Naked Illinois campaign, which resulted in over 500,000 absentee ballot requests in Illinois and dramatically impacted midterm elections. Ky won the 2010 UK Yahoo! Holiday Video of the Year award for her viral cell phone video about a lost snowman. She was a Documentary Juror for Chicago’s Reeling Film Festival and has been a panelist at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Show Me Justice Film Festival.
Her current feature film project, SOLE SURVIVOR, profiles four people who, through the vagaries of fate, were the only survivors of otherwise fatal plane crashes. SOLE SURVIVOR provides them with a sensitive platform to tell their stories. It will be released in 2013.
As a producer, Ky has worked on a wide variety of feature and short films including THE WIDOW, directed by Ryan Logan, JAMIE AND JESSIE ARE NOT TOGETHER directed by Wendy Jo Carlton and RANGE LIFE directed by Robert Trondson. By day, Ky directs TV commercials at the world-renown production studio, MK FILMS (mkfilmsgroup.net).
Ky graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Chicago chapter of Women in Film and she was the keynote speaker at the 2011 conference of Methodist Clergy in Houston Texas.