Meaningful and curious filmmaking
Kaia is a filmmaker who believes in the power of stories to enact change. She is the creator of Climate Countdown, an award-winning webseries that maps out the ecology of climate solutions, and director of the recent short documentary Fugetsu-Do. As a freelance filmmaker, Kaia has filmed and edited videos for such organizations as the United Nations, The Juilliard School, 350.org, and the World Bank. She has edited numerous independent short narrative and documentary films and was an editor and archive manager on the PBS documentary "Power to Heal", exploring how Medicare helped desegregate American hospitals in the 1960s. For many years she was the lead producer and studio manager at the BAFTA-winning production company ArthurCox in the UK, where she produced animated commercials, shorts, TV shows and feature films for such companies as Disney Jr, Aardman Animations, the BBC, the UK Film Council and 20th Century Fox TV. Kaia is a graduate of the University of Bristol and currently the Multimedia Content Lead at Connect4Climate, World Bank Group. For more, visit kaiarose.com.
Nomination: Best Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
2021
Finalist
Fugetsu-Do
FFF - Food Film Fest
Bergamo
2021
Semi-Finalist
Fugetsu-Do
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Washington DC
2021
Semi-Finalist: Short Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
Birmingham Film & Television Festival
Birmingham
2021
Honorable Mention: Best Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
Fastnet Film Festival
Schull
2021
Best International Short
Fugetsu-Do
British Documentary Film Festival
London
2021
Best Short Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
Love Wins Film Festival
Roslyn, NY
2021
Best Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Best Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
Carolina Short Film and Screenwriting Showcase
Asheville, NC
2021
Semi-Finalist: Short Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
Birmingham Film & Television Festival
Birmingham
2021
Nominated for Best Short Doc, Best Doc Director, Best Doc Cinematography
Fugetsu-Do
Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival
London
2021
Best Short Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
New Wave Film Festival
Munich
2021
Finalist: Short Documentary
Fugetsu-Do
Seoul Short Film Festival
Seoul
2021
DisOrient Heritage Award
Fugetsu-Do
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
Eugene, Oregon
2021
Best Picture
Fugetsu-Do
Oregon Documentary Film Festival
The Dalles, Oregon
2021
Best Web Series
Climate Countdown
Palm Tree Online Film Festival
2019
Silver Award
Taking it to the Courts
Handle Climate Change Film Festival
Schenzhen
2018
Best PSA
Climate Countdown
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Kuala Lumpur
2018
Silver Award
Climate Countdown
Handle Climate Change Film Festival
Shenzhen
2018
Best PSA Award
Climate Countdown: Taking it to the Courts Post-it
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Kuala Lumpur
2018
Honorable Mention
Climate Countdown: Taking it to the Courts Post-it
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Best Short on the Beach
Climate Countdown: Taking it to the Courts Post-it
Barbados Independent Film Festival
Bridgetown
2018
Gold Trophy in Climate Spot category
Climate Countdown: Taking it to the Courts Post-it
Deauville Green Awards
Deauville
2018
Best Web-Series
Climate Countdown: Taking it to the Courts Post-it
Lake View Film Festival
Punjab Bhawan
2017
The Price on Carbon Pollution Award for Best Short Film
Climate Countdown: Taking it to the Courts Post-it
World Bank Film4Climate Awards
Marrakech
2016
Gold Trophy
Climate Countdown
Deauville Green Awards
Deauville
Best Short on the Beach
Climate Countdown
Barbados Independent Film Festival
Nominee Best Web Series
Climate Countdown
Independent Online Film Festival
College
University of Bristol
Drama: Theatre, Film & Television
20072010
Meaningful and curious filmmaking