Cami Kidder writes about entertainment, women’s issues and sports for @TheAwesomeMuse.Click to tweet
Cami J. Kidder is originally from Montpelier, Vermont. She moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue her dream of acting on the world stage.
After taking a workshop in The Artist Way, hence she decided to start making her own films instead of waiting for someone else ‘to let’ her work. She has written several feature screenplays, as well as short films and sketch comedy that she also performed. STORE, her first documentary about people, storage units and our relationship to our stuff, won several “Best Documentary” awards in 2005 – 2006.
She has been at work on “Throw Like A Girl,” a feature-length documentary about women striving for acceptance in the game of baseball since 2010. As projects do, this one has taken many forms while searching for its voice, but her team is preparing for post-production now. Moreover, POWER Hitter is a feature screenplay about the first woman to play baseball in the Major Leagues, the characters are based on real people she’s met during the making of “Throw Like A Girl.”
“Bottom of the 9th,” a short personal documentary about the heroism of everyday life vs achieving one’s lifelong dream. It was the core of her coursework at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She earned her MFA in Film at VCFA in October 2015. She works as a freelance cinematographer and editor.
A former champion ski racer, coach, and competitive swimmer she is a big believer in the power of sport to foster confidence, teamwork and pride in one’s accomplishments. Communication is essential to understanding. Documentaries have a unique ability to show us each other’s lives in a very personal way. Consequently, they allow us to connect and experience realities that are often very different from our own. This experience might be the closest thing we can have to living 1000 lives; we can learn about each other in a profound way. This might be the thing that builds bridges and heals wounds through understanding and acceptance.