Kirsten Lepore is an LA-based director and animator, and alumna of CalArts. Her films have taken top prizes at SXSW, Slamdance, Stuttgart Animation Festival, Florida Film Fest, Arizona Film Fest, Vimeo Awards, the Annie Awards, and many others.
She was the Animation Director on the 2022 A24 feature, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, which is nominated for both an Oscar and Golden Globe. She has won a Critics Choice Award, Nation Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Animated Picture. Previously, Kirsten’s viral short “Hi Stranger” garnered upwards of 200 million views online, and her stop-motion episode of Adventure Time won a 2016 Emmy & Annie award.
She has worked with clients such as Google, MTV, Mini Cooper, Silk, Skippy, Nestle, and many more.
Kirsten is currently Writer and Director of the Marvel Studios “I am Groot” series streaming on Disney+.