Kiley Kraskouskas is an award-winning documentary director, writer and producer who is currently co-directing the film, Dear Walmart and producing the historical documentary Black Diplomacy. She is the co-founder of DC-based production company, FLOWSTATE Films. In addition to producing independent projects, FLOWSTATE also creates strong branded content for mission-driven companies and organizations. She is a sought-after instructor, speaker, and consultant.
Her recent film, The Last Song Before the War, documents Mali’s annual Festival in the Desert just before the fall of Northern Mali to Tuareg rebels and Islamic extremists. In 2011, the film was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for post-production and outreach. Premiering in April of 2013, The Last Song Before the War has played in numerous film festivals and was selected by both Pitchfork and NPR Music to stream for their on-line audiences with NPR Music calling it “one of the best recently released music documentaries.”
In addition to her independent work, Kiley has written and produced a range of non-fiction projects for museums, companies, and organizations. Her work has appeared in the Paley Center for Media, the Saturday Night Live Exhibition, and The George Washington University, to name a few.
Kiley is the former Board President of Docs in Progress, and is a longtime member of Women in Film and Video (WIFV) where she was also honored with a Randy Goldman Scholarship. She holds a Master Degree in Sociology from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Denver.
For Docs In Progress, she has taught courses and spoken on panels about fundraising, crowdfunding, producing, and writing documentaries.