Kailyne has been fortunate to combine her love for art and stories with her passion for non-profit service.
As coordinator for Scenarios USA, she oversaw the development and implementation of a youth-based regional writing contest and the short film MANchild with premiered on Showtime. As Program Manager for a Knight Foundation Media Literacy grant for urban teens, she collaborated to create youth-driven stories which aired on radio and with the PBS affiliate, Ideastream.
After a successful run, Kailyne’s first short received distribution with Indiepix and Shorts TV Domestic/International. She is currently a Producer/Writer for Amarok Productions, whose last short film, The Painter, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival, and screened in Ireland, New York, Chicago and LA. The Painter made in cooperation with two Chicago-based youth non-profits addresses the issues of violence in their communities.
The Go Cart is Amarok’s second short and again focuses on the lives and perceptions of children and the world around them.