Devon Kirkpatrick is a 2015 San Francisco Film Society KRF screenwriting grantee for The Seahorse (currently in development). In 2014, Devon was an American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women fellow. Devon's latest short film Ma/ddy, made a splash in film festivals both nationally and internationally after premiering at LACMA's Young Director's Night hosted by Elvis Mitchell.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Devon is a 3rd generation Hawaiian islander. Devon attended Skidmore College and received a masters degree from The New School in Manhattan. Devon worked in print and online publishing before starting a career in television as the Writers’ Assistant, Script Coordinator and Showrunner’s assistant on Showtime’s 'Nurse Jackie' under creator and showrunner Liz Brixius. Devon co-wrote the feature script, Out of Range, which was selected as an Emerging Narrative for IFP Film Week in 2012 and in the No Borders category in 2013.
Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Devon worked in creative development at Universal Television and as an Associate Producer on the NBC pilot 'Girlfriend in a Coma'. Most recently, Devon has directed a slate of music videos for bands including Tegan and Sara, Peach Kelli Pop and Bell’s Roar. Devon is currently in development on two pilot projects as well as the upcoming feature, The Seahorse.
Agency: Rina Brannen - United Talent Agency
Management: Jarrod Murray/Allard Cantor - Epicenter