About Sallie

A storyteller who brings a strong sense of vision to every project, Sallie Keena enjoys writing, acting, and art directing many of the projects she helms.


As a detail-oriented director and a trained actor, Sallie believes in both meticulous planning and allowing space for spontaneous magic to be captured on set. She believes “anything personal is universal”, drawing from personal experience to create stories honoring authenticity with a heightened sense of curiosity, wit, and capacity for delight. 


It is her continuing goal to fight for gender parity and create opportunities for other female filmmakers on set.


Sallie is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Art, where she studied fine arts, majoring in Photography and Film. 


When she's not writing, directing, or producing, you can find her watching old movies on her digital projector with a cup earl grey, playing with her orange tabby, Baby, and hopefully visiting Paris more often.

Sallie is a member of SAG-AFTRA and IATSE 487.



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Top photo by Charlie Puritano, BTS Photos by Dominique Marro and Charlie Puritano