Kristen Bobst is a graduate of USC’s Writing for Screen and Television MFA program (2010). She is a comedy writer, whimsy aficionado, and fan of animals (the kind that talk and the kind that don’t). Prior to USC, Kristen attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English. Then she attended Trinity College, Dublin, earning an M.Phil. degree in Anglo-Irish Literature inspired by a quirky, driving Oscar Wilde obsession.
Kristen’s recent professional experience includes writing scripts for musical, educational iOS apps geared toward children. She also served as the managing editor of comedy website Comediva.com. During her time there, she wrote a rather nerdy video, “Klingon Style,” which went viral and is currently at 5 million views.
Kristen also wrote a few rad lifestyle videos for Big Frame’s “The Wonderly Way.”
Kristen is also the co-founder of popKraken, a production company that has produced charming YouTube videos. With sights set on larger screens, popKraken is currently producing an animated short called “My Pet Hellhound” which should take the world by hellhoundy storm before the end of 2015.
In her free time, Kristen runs two curious blogs: Sock Puppet Burlesque and Off-Kilter-Critters, which are exactly what they sound like. Oh yeah, she also has written a novel about a financially-savvy hedgehog.
Find out more about Kristen at kristeno.com.
Specialties: New Media, Comedy, Writing for Animation
Finalist - The Next MacGyver
Quater-Finalist - ScreenCraft's Family Friendly Script Competition
Quater-Finalist - BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Winner - London Lift-Off Competition
Finalist - Beverly Hills Film Festival
Semifinalist - Austin Film Film Festival (Sit-Com)
University of Southern California
Trinity College Dublin
University of Florida