Cheyenne Picardo

The One That Got Away LLC

Cheyenne Picardo is an Editor/Director who dedicates her work to exploring stories that often get told improperly or not at all, with a special focus on coping with mental illness, sex work, and gender.

Full Bio
Cheyenne Picardo received her BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from Columbia College, determined to be a film critic and theorist. Then she fell in love with editing and documenting self-described freaks of the New York performance scene, eventually earning her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Picardo_x0019_s first feature film Remedy told the story of a pro-switch (dominatrix/submissive) at a commercial dungeon in New York City, currently distributed through Gravitas Venture and German theatrical distributor Deja-Vu. Heavily influenced by Hal Ashby, Mike Leigh, and David Cronenberg, Picardo uses subjective storytelling techniques to explore sexuality, gender, mental health, memory, and marginalization. She hopes to harness the power of the mass-media_x0019_s influence over culture to destroy outdated and dangerous tropes. In short, she is committed as a filmmaker and film educator to dismantling the destructive legacy of the Hays Code, one frame at a time.

Professional Credits
Remedy (2013)

Bob the Drag Queen: Suspiciously Large Woman (2017)

Twirl Diary 21 (2017, as Producer/Editor/Shooter)

Drag Roast of Heklina (2018)

Her Next Mission (in production)
Industry Awards

Winner - 2015 Best Feature - Boston Underground Film Festival

Nominated - 2014 Best Foreign Feature - Female Eye Film Festival

Nominated - 2014 Best International Director - Female Eye Film Festival

Winner - 2013 Audience Choice Narrative Feature - CineKink


Winner - 2018 Festival Favorite - Cinema Diverse Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival

URANIUM DERBY (credited as editor)

Winner - 2019 Outstanding Feature Documentary - Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Winner - 2019 Award of Achievement in Editing (Long Form) - Iowa Motion Picture Association