Focusing on her first love of storytelling for film, Sallie Keena has worked on narrative and commercial sets for the past 15 years, supporting various departments. After graduating from VCU with a BFA in photography and film, she has leant her knowledge of film (both theoretical and practical), creative problem-solving skills, ingenuity, and skilled artist's eye for detail to countless projects.
"Moon Eyes", her first self-produced directorial project in several years, is currently in post-production. She is current developing a comedic short, applying for grants for a documentary project set to film in Morocco, and is writing both an hour TV series and a feature film.
Sallie loves celebrating interesting people and telling thoughtfully crafted stories with her screenwriting and filmmaking, as well as in her photography, and prefers to take photos on the Holga, using a vintage Nikon flash and other accessories left to her by her late grandfather who (fun fact!) used much of his professional photography equipment while living in Portugal and gathering intelligence, undercover, for the US during the Cold War.
Sallie Keena is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Art, where she majored in Photography and Film, and secured both the Art Foundation Award of Excellence and the honor of "Best in Show" at the VCU Student Film Festival.
When she's not writing, directing, and taking photos, you can find her acting, supporting projects as an AD, providing wardrobe and hair and makeup services on DC area film / commercial sets, watching Sunset Boulevard, acting, drinking tea, traveling, and rummaging used bookstores to complete her collection of vintage Nancy Drew titles.
Sallie is a member of The Wing, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE 798, and IATSE 487.