Kelly Kowalski

Pajama Girl has produced documentary projects and media campaigns for broadcasters, like PBS (USA) and ARTE (France/Germany); non-profits, including Theatre Embassy (Holland) and The Coffee Trust (USA/Guatemala); government institutions, such as The Embassy of Finland and Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism; and international organizations, like UNAIDS, The Ford Foundation, and the Oscar and Peabody award-winning STEPS: Documentary Films for Social Change (South Africa). 

Pajama Girl won two Emmys! And received six Emmy nominations. Her work was honored at Cananda's BANFF World Television Festival and received a Special Jury Citation at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. She won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the AfryKamera Film Festival. 

Her interactive work has been featured at Power to the Pixel (UK), the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (USA) and The Missoula Art Museum. She presented her talk, The Future is Here: Finding Your Interactive, at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was a mentor at the PBS-POV Digital Lab San Francisco advising fellows on their interactive media projects.

Pajama Girl lived and worked for over a decade in Namibia and South Africa. She has produced documentary projects in Guatemala, Peru and China. Pajama Girl received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in International Development from the University of California, Berkeley.

Today Pajama Girl continues to produce, direct, write and edit documentaries, along with music videos and commercials. She designs, manages and implements advocacy and fundraising campaigns for non-profit organizations. Pajama Girl leads design teams to build storytelling apps and interactive experiences. She conducts investigative research; writes proposals, reports and scripts; manages teams of creatives and activists; budgets for projects; creates and manages social media content; and advises on development projects.

kelly@kellykowalski.com - Santa Cruz, California