Film Director

Film Director

Ky Dickens

Award winning filmmaker Ky Dickens is best known for her highly acclaimed documentary work and her breakout documentary Fish out of Water, winning four juror prizes and securing international distribution by Netflix and First Run Features. Her second feature film, Sole Survivor, was acquired by CNN Films for broadcast and theatrical release.

Ky is currently on the festival circuit with her much-anticipated film, Zero Weeks (2017), about America’s paid leave crisis For two years, she has been documenting families and parents across the country as they juggle the work/life balance, often returning to work within days of having a baby, or tending to breast cancer on their lunch break.  Ky premiered the Zero Weeks trailer at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, hosted by Oprah and Michelle Obama.  

She currently resides in Chicago's North Park neighborhood with her spouse, daughter, two cats, dog and three chickens, and says that if she won the lottery, she’d still want to be directing and editing. Ky believes that storytelling, like clean water and sriracha sauce, are everyday necessities.