That 'little island girl' who dreamed of making a movie one day finally did her first one. Jamaican Screenwriter & Director. Co-Owner & Creative Director Of TCP Those Creative People.
Armed with a suitcase full of 'banana chips', Kia left Jamaica to major in Advertising at The School Of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. In 2007 she graduated with Honours, multiple awards and was ranked in the ‘top 100 Advertising Students in the U.S.A.’ After working at ad agencies in New York and London, plus interning for music video director ‘X’, she returned home with a passion to pour everything back into the Jamaican creative industry. Since then, this ‘Imaginationista’ (who clearly also makes up her own words) co-founded TCP Those Creative People and now spends her days switching gears between conceptualizing ideas, creative direction, copywriting and product development for TCP’s own product line – which includes Jamaican greeting cards and ‘One Bag Ah Tings’. After years of writing TV ads, she is excited to finally add screenplay writing and directing to this list. The short film 'Flight', shot earlier this year, is her first film and 'Paradise Plum', shot shortly after, is her first music video. Her hobbies include reading, photography, ballet, and confidently screaming out wrong answers at Jeopardy.
1 Of The 5 Finalists In The HBO Short Film Competition
Flight
American Black Film Festival
Miami
2019
Overall Winner + Audience Award
Flight
Diversity In Cannes Showcase
Cannes
2019
Audience Award (Short Film)
Flight
Bentonville Film Festival
Bentonville, Arkansas
2019
Best Short Film
Flight
International PanAfrican Film Festival
Cannes
2019
Best Short Film & People's Choice
Flight
Nouveaux Regards Film Festival
2019
Best In Festival, Audience Award & Best Screenplay
Flight
Black Women Film Network (Short Film Competition)
Atlanta
2019
Private Screening Only/No Competition
Flight
Portland Film Festival
Portland
2018
Private Screening Only/Did Not Compete
Flight
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
2018
College
School Of Visual Arts (New York)
Advertising
20032007
Hometown
Kingston, Jamaica
Gender
Female
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
"Wake up and live." - Bob Marley
That 'little island girl' who dreamed of making a movie one day finally did her first one. Jamaican Screenwriter & Director. Co-Owner & Creative Director Of TCP Those Creative People.
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