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Kristyna Archer is an award-winning director, photographer, and creative director with a passion for creating thought-provoking, visually compelling work through a lens of hyperrealism. She explores the surreal and the absurd, with a proclivity towards irony, infused in her vibrant stylized worlds. Her distinct aesthetic and playful tone breathes life into all types of commercial and branded projects in film, moving image, stop-motion, and photography work. Concepting from her keen eye for design and quirky point of view with access to an abundantly curious imagination, there's never a dull moment on set.

Some recent accolades include nominations for Best Fashion Film by London Fashion Film Festival for her fashion short "Musical Chairs: A Battle Royale," nominated for the Next Generation Award by the Berlin Commercial Awards; and selections of her quarantine film "A Beginner's Guide to Quarantine from a Born-Again Optimist" for both Shiny Picks and New Faces, New Voices with official selections by various other film festivals internationally. She has won 5 Telly awards for her Pantene Pro-V "Ban the Bun" #Buntervention spot and her project for 72 & Sunny won a Webby, an ADC award, and was featured in Adweek.

Archer is invested in diversifying production and empowering more underrepresented talent on her sets to push for change. She is also a Green The Bid ambassador passionate about sustainability in production, and is working closely with leaders in the industry to do our part.

Kristyna Archer is an award-winning photographer and director who collaborates with brands that like to have fun with their marketing.

Archer has a passion for telling stories in the most visually compelling way. Her aesthetic integrates stylized design, highlighting offbeat moments in her signature playful tone that runs throughout all her work. She brings a carefree lifestyle element into her stylized concept-based narratives.



LONDON FASHION Film Festival - Best Fashion Film Nominee, "Musical Chairs: A Battle Royale," 
FASHION FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM - "Musical Chairs: A Battle Royale," 2020
BERLIN COMMERCIAL AWARDS - New Generation Award, 2020
LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL Film Festival - "Musical Chairs: A Battle Royale", 2020
ACE AWARDS - Photography, Marlo Launch Campaign, Iris Worldwide, 2020
, "A Beginner's Guide to Quarantine from a Born-Again Optimist" 2020
NEW FACES, NEW VOICES Film Festival, "A Beginner's Guide to Quarantine from a Born-Again Optimist" 2020
FRENCH RIVIERA Film Festival, "A Beginner's Guide to Quarantine from a Born-Again Optimist" 2020
QUARANTINE Film Festival,  "A Beginner's Guide to Quarantine from a Born-Again Optimist" 2020
SMALL WONDERS - An Exhibition of Tiny Art & Film Fest, "A Beginner's Guide to Quarantine from a Born-Again Optimist" 2020
TELLY AWARDS, Silver - Social Video: Culture & Lifestyle, Pantene Pro-V #Buntervention, 2020
TELLY AWARDS, Silver - Social Video: Online Commercials: Beauty/Cosmetics, Pantene Pro-V #Buntervention, 2020
TELLY AWARDS, Silver - Branded Content: Budget Under $100,000, Pantene Pro-V #Buntervention, 2020
TELLY AWARDS, Silver - Social Video: Products & Services, Pantene Pro-V #Buntervention, 2020
TELLY AWARDS, Bronze - Branded Content: Use of Humor, Pantene Pro-V #Buntervention, 2020
COUCH Film Festival, "A Brief History of the Eyeroll," 2020
DIE LAUGHING Film Festival, "A Brief History of the Eyeroll," 2020
JUST4SHORTS, BEST COMEDY SHORT "A Brief History of the Eyeroll," 2020
jellyFEST, Best Hair & Makeup Styling "Carnival Daydream," 2020
The Stylist Coop Interview, Jan 2020
ADC 98th AWARDS, Merit, Mommy Bahama, 2019

WEBBY Honoree, Advertising/PR, Mommy Bahama, 2019
WEBBY Honoree, Personal Website Design, 2019
AWWWARDS, Honorable Mention in Website Design, 2019
BIG APPLE WOMEN'S Film Festival, "The Future Is Female PSA," 2019 
CULVER CITY Film Festival "The Future Is Female PSA," 2018
TELLY AWARDS, Gold, VF Napkins #dateanapkinuser, 2018

She spent her formative years in Detroit with a Pentax K1000 strapped to her side, chronicling her friends’ misadventures, and moved to the windy city where she attended Columbia College Chicago. After spending a decade in Chicago, she now splits time between LA & NYC. Archer is invested in the gender equality conversation and believes she should do everything in her power as a female artist, director, and photographer to empower women through her work and help other women to flourish. Through personal project endeavors of her film The Future Is Female PSA and podcast Mergeleft that focuses on conversations with creative female leaders, she wants to curate meaningful dialogues on gender and enact change.



Sephora. GooglePlay. UberEats. Pantene. Capital One. Beekeeper's Naturals. AllBirds. Instacart. Evolus. Canon. Miller Lite. MGM. Clean & Clear. Recess. Pocky. Naked Juice. Minutemaid. GE. Skippy PB. Softsoap. Glad. Staples. Allergan. Boost Mobile. RCA Records. Patron. Hershey's. Honda. 

BBDO. VMLY&R. 72 & Sunny. Anomaly. Ogilvy. DDB. FCB. Fred & Farid. McCann. MMC. Leo Burnett. The Fig Agency. Arnold. Grey. Golin Harris. RPA. Tribal WW. Vayner Media. Cavu Ventures. RTO+P.


USA - Commercial Film
Brad Edelstein
62 Allen St
4TH Fl
New York, NY 10002

USA - Commercial Photo
Katie Patterson
6267 Doyle St
Emeryville, CA 94608

France - Commercial Film & Photo
Sylvaine Mella
25 Rue de Faubourg Poissonniere 
75009 Paris