Kelly Fremon Craig

Kelly Fremon Craig

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Kelly Fremon Craig
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Born 1981 (age 36–37)

Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater University of California, Irvine
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 2000s–present
Notable work
Children 1

Kelly Fremon Craig is an American screenwriter, producer, and film director. She is known for directing, writing, and co-producing the 2016 coming-of-age comedy-drama The Edge of Seventeen.

Early life[edit]

Fremon Craig was born in Whittier, California and graduated from UC Irvine with an English degree.



Fremon Craig started out writing sketch comedy and spoken word poetry in college, then landed an internship in the film division of Immortal Entertainment, where she read her first film script and began to pursue screenwriting. She developed several screenplays during the 2000s, including a modern high school retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac and a comedic remake of the 2004 French drama Imtimate Strangers for Paramount Pictures. One of her scripts, Ticket to Ride, caught the attention of director Ivan Reitman. He bought the script under his The Montecito Picture Company. According to Reitman, the script was rewritten at least 15 times. The film, released as Post Grad, was released in 2009 to a critical and commercial failure.


In 2011, Fremon Craig completed another script titled Besties and sent the script over to James L. Brooks. Brooks bought the script and was announced that Fremon Craig would direct the film and Brooks would serve as a mentor for her to direct her first film.[1] No updates have popped up for the feature until August 2015, when Hailee Steinfeld was announced to star in the film. Casting continued until October that same year, with filming commencing that same month. The film was released by STX Entertainment in Fall 2016 under its new title The Edge of Seventeen to critical praise and a modest financial hit. Following The Edge of Seventeens release, Fremon Craig has been hired to develop several Hollywood projects; this includes film adaptations of the memoir Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me for Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret for Gracie Films, a web series adaptation of The Edge of Seventeen for YouTube Premium, and an animated Scooby-Doo film for Warner Animation Group and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Unrealized projects[edit]


Craig has cited writer-director John Hughes as an influence on writing The Edge of Seventeen,[3][4] and has mentioned Christopher Guest, Alexander Payne, Nick Hornby, and David Sedaris as inspirations.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Fremon Craig now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and young son.[5]


Title Year Role
Streak 2008 Writer
Post Grad 2009
The Edge of Seventeen[6][7][8] 2016 Director, writer
Untitled Scooby-Doo film[9] 2020 Writer
Wild Game[10] TBA Director, writer
Untitled The Edge of Seventeen Series[11] Pilot; executive producer
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret[12] Director, writer, producer


List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Film(s) Result Notes
2016 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Comedy The Edge of Seventeen Nominated [13][14]
New York Film Critics Circle Best First Film Won[a] [15]
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Filmmaker Nominated [16]
Toronto Film Critics Association Best First Feature Runner-up [17]
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Film Nominated [18]
Best Breakthrough Won
Austin Film Critics Association Best First Film Nominated [19][20]
Indiewire Critics’ Poll Best First Feature 3rd place
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Breakout Filmmaker of the Year Nominated
2017 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards OFCC Award for Best First Film 2nd place [21]
Directors Guild of America Awards First-Time Feature Film Nominated [22]
Golden Tomato Awards Best Comedy Movie 2016 5th place
Online Film & Television Association Best Feature Debut Nominated
2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Movie Nominated [23]

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