Producer & Director
Born in KY. Lives in NYC.
Kristen Ballard is a comedy creator in NYC. She works full-time on the production team at O Positive Films (opositivefilms.com). She is also an executive producer and director for the digital sketch series Forgotten Umbrella. She directs, writes and performs.
Kristen has been featured on Funny or Die, WhoHaHa, and Good Morning America. Her work has been in the NYC Chain Film Festival, the Pensacole Indie Fringe & Comedy Festival, and recently was a finalist at Battle of the Sketches. She has had training in improv, sketch, and characters at the Upright Citizens Brigade in their Advanced Study Program. She’s directed comedy videos for Bad Apples Comedy, Quiet All Around, and a handful of branded productions.
Kristen’s directing method is all about maximizing chuckles. She loves coming up with alt-lines, directing improv on-camera and capturing great reaction shots. For directing performers, she believes it is important to connect with her actor's sense of humor in order to bring the best out of the character.