Personalized coaching to help you achieve your filmmaking goals

Hello, I'm Kylie (she/they).

I'm a writer/director/producer/marketer and co-founder of Lean Filmmaking. 

I can provide gentle accountability, agile creativity and actionable steps to help bring your feature films to life.

“As an experienced independent filmmaker, Kylie is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges of filmmaking and provide extremely valuable guidance.” —Melanie Rowland, producer

You can think of me as your enthusiastic advisor and trusted sounding board, without any gross hustle-culture or toxic-positivity platitudes.

I also offer pragmatic guidance on avoiding burnout, dismantling perfectionism and using agile tools to improve the creative process.

“Kylie has passion for both screen culture and the lean ethos. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and it’s backed up with knowledge and practicality.” —Perri Cummings, writer/actor/producer & Paul Anthony Nelson, writer/director/producer

Before Lean Filmmaking, I worked in distribution at a major studio, did marketing and sales for prominent arts festivals and made a micro-budget feature (that passes the Bechdel test with flying colors) which screened at queer film festivals around the world. You can find my work history on LinkedIn.

My expertise includes:

  • Marketing
  • Audience development
  • Self-distribution
  • Film festival strategies
  • Idea generation
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Getting projects started
  • Getting projects finished
  • Lean Filmmaking (obviously!)

Let's navigate the highs and lows of independent filmmaking together.

PS – I’m in Melbourne, Australia (AEST) but we'll find a good time to speak, regardless of where you live in the world.

PPS – If you have any questions about my coaching style, email [email protected]. I’m happy to say if we’re not a good fit because I want to give my clients the best chance for success.

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