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About Sallie

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


As a detail-oriented director and 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 graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Art, where she studied fine arts, majoring in Photography and Film. 


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

Photos by Nathan Pillow,  Dominique Marro, Maya Elby,  and Charlie Puritano