Kelly Showker is a filmmaker, public speaker, and photographer focused on understanding violence and its impacts on society and individuals.

She is the Director and Producer of Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, Etima, and The Trimesters of Female Aging, amongst over works.

Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial

Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial is a feature-length documentary film, which premiered in 2018 at Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival and has since screened in numerous theaters in Canada and the United States.

Rape Myth Catalogue

Rape Myth Catalogue from Kelly Brienz Showker on Vimeo. This is the trailer. Please click here to watch the complete film.  Inspired by the case…


SNIP – when a man picks the wrong woman to mess with. This is the trailer. The short film is set to release end of…

Noir Tropical

Plants shall inherit the earth. Follow @NoirTropical on Instagram to learn more about the individual plant species documented. Noir Tropical is a photo-based documentary work…

The Program at Lauderale

The Program is a mobile media machine/porta-party, an antique from the future. Here it debuts at Lauderale, in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 2017. My video art, a…

Doc(you)ments Installation

An interactive installation, pictured here, entitled Doc(you)ments, which concerns the individual’s privacy and relationship to the State-controlled archive, appeared in June 2015 at Gallery 310 in Toronto.

Toronto In Transit

Toronto in Transit explores the changing landscape of Toronto and its diverse residents, capturing the subway, city construction, and people in transit through black and white…


I am passionate about producing documentaries which tell unique and personal stories. In particular I have focused on themes pertaining to gender equality, as well as the impact of sexual violence on women and families.


With corporate, non-profit, and public clients, I have produced work with narrative and advertising focus, as well as in documentary styles. I particularly like working with groups working to improve society, or with small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Experimental, Essay, and Student Work.

I experiment with video collages, mashups, essays and other video forms pulled from pop culture and art. These fun ‘practice’ pieces, as well as work I made for assignments in university, shape my style and inform my sensibilities. Enjoy.

Venture Woman

A short student documentary film following Canada’s lead Venture Capitalist, Whitney Rockley, of McRock Capital.  Venture Woman (2013) Credits: Produced, Directed, Edited, and Recorded Sound.