by Tate Bunker

About Kara Mulrooney

Photography courtesy Tate Bunker.

Kara Mulrooney is a commercial producer, independent filmmaker, and actor from Milwaukee, WI. She recently earned her MFA from UW-Milwaukee, and is currently an instructor there. Mulrooney's "One Block Away" screened in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner, her short “An Evening at Angelo’s,” won the Cream City Cinema Jury Prize at its premiere, and her most recent film "jazzy@32 (a true story)" won the Golden Badger Award at its premiere.

In 2010 Mulrooney co-founded Gal Friday Films, a film producing partnership aimed at increasing the number of women in above-line positions, with filmmaker and Columbia Professor Susan Kerns. Mulrooney and Kerns also co-founded the FILM FURIES, a “gang of gals who make films or work behind camera in the film industry.”

Mulrooney’s documentary work centers on American cultures, trends, and characters, and she recently played a lead role in the independent paranormal feature “Depth of Field” (working title.) Mulrooney is currently working with 371 Productions on a series of short films for the John Michael Kohler Art Center, and is in post-production on the short documentary “American Salute” about an intensely patriotic original grade school musical.

Mulrooney is self-represented and takes projects on a limited basis. Inquire about her availability: