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Maggie Kiley

Maggie most recently appeared in Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity as well as Tina Howe’s New York premiere of the play Birth and After Birth and the playwright’s world premiere translation of Ionesco’s The Lesson all at Atlantic.  Other productions: David Mamet’s The Water Engine and Keith Reddin’s Frame 312 both directed by Karen Kohlhaas and Harold Pinter’s Celebration.  Film and television credits include All Good Things, We Own the Night, Shoplifting Chanel, Monk and Law & Order SVU among many others.  Since re-locating to Los Angeles in 2008, Maggie has been focusing on filmmaking. She was one of eight women selected out of hundreds of applicants to take part in American Film Institute’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women where she wrote and directed the acclaimed short film Some Boys Don’t Leave starring Jesse Eisenberg.  Maggie received the Student Visionary Award at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and the Alexis Award for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker at Palm Springs International Shortfest.  Some Boys Don’t Leave has played at over 40 festivals and continues to screen both nationally and internationally. Maggie co-wrote and will direct Light Years, a feature inspired by the short and is currently in pre-production for a late 2011 shoot.  The production is a recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant.  Other projects in development include the feature films Dial-A-Prayer, Phobic with Zero Gravity and the series Taking Things from writer Michael Dowling.


Maggie teaches film technique for Atlantic in both the part-time and conservatory programs in LA. She is married to composer and songwriter Matthew Puckett.