Director, Director of Photography & Editor of FINDING HER BEAT
Keri Pickett is a producer, director and photographer. She is the Co-Director and Directory of Photography for FINDING HER BEAT (88 minutes, 2022), a film following a group of Pan-Asian women finding their power in taiko drumming, which premieres in the fall of 2022. Pickett is the Producer/Director/DP for FIRST DAUGHTER AND THE BLACK SNAKE, (94 minutes, 2017) was selected by the Marfa Film Festival, the Native Women in Film and Red Nation Film Festival, and the Portland Eco Film Festival winning "Best MN Made Documentary Feature" from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, a Red Nation Film Festival Courage Award, the Portland EcoFilm Festival Best Feature Film Award and the Frozen River Film Festival Minnesota Documentary Award. It is distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment. THE FABULOUS ICE AGE, (72 minutes, 2013), a "Netflix Original" distributed in 10 languages for 5 years was her fist film. Pickett also directs short films and music videos including NO MORE PIPELINE BLUES (ON THIS LAND WHERE WE BELONG.) (5 minutes, 2020) Pickett is a member of Film Fatales.
Pickett is an acclaimed photographer and the author of the award winning books LOVE IN THE 90s, (Warner Books, 1995) which won the Best Photo Book award from American Photography and it had a first printing of 150,000 copies and had a Japanese edition. FAERIES (Aperture, 2000) was awarded the Lambda Literary Award, Best Art Book, 2000) and SAVING BODY & SOUL (Shaw Books, 2004).