Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal
Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal was born and raised on O’ahu, Hawai’i and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is the writer/director of a diverse body of award-winning documentaries and dramas including THE INTERVIEW, a Kafkaesque French-language film set in Paris, SITA: A GIRL FROM JAMBU, an ethnographic drama about child sex trafficking in Nepal, and BEAUTY MARK, a social documentary exploring America’s obsession with body image, perfection and success. Kathleen was also the producer and director of photography of KIND OF A BLUR, a film festival favorite starring Sandra Oh. In 2010, she wrote and directed the award-winning Hawaiian short, LYCHEE THIEVES, which was an Academy Award qualifying live-action short.
Kathleen taught film production at the University of Colorado, Boulder, then joined the Film Department at Vassar College, where she was awarded tenure. Kathleen transitioned to Hollywood to co-produce the feature film GRASSROOTS, starring Jason Biggs and Lauren Ambrose and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films in 2012. She is currently the co-writer of the feature film, THE KENNEDY DETAIL, about JFK’s assassination from the perspective of the Secret Service agents in his protective detail. In addition, Kathleen is writing and directing her first dramatic feature film, 5 MILE CREEK.