Keirda Bahruth is a freelance director / producer based in Los Angeles. She began her career working on both music videos and commercial ads for Toyota, Apple and many others.
Upon moving to New York City, Bahruth teamed up with Saturday Night Live director Jim Signorelli, who mentored Keirda and gave her complete access to the inner workings for the show's 25th anniversary special. After three full seasons at SNL, Keirda returned to Los Angeles and joined the nascent world of reality television, which had just begun to sweep the nation. She has directed and produced shows for CBS, NBC / Universal, Discovery Channel, E!, Fox, The WB and MTV.
In 2004, Keirda founded Shaker Films with partner Rick Ballard and began shooting her first documentary film Bob and the Monster. In 2008, while filming Bob and the Monster, Keirda was recruited by Interloper Films to produce the documentary feature We Live in Public. The film received a theatrical release, won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2009 and was acquired by MoMA.
Bob and the Monster premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and has since played at prestigious festivals such as Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Silverdocs, Sound Unseen, Citizen Jane, Bergen International and was in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.