Kyra Gardner's short film "Past Presence" was one of eight student films selected for the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival's "First Time Film-maker's" Division." Writer/Director Kyra Gardner was the youngest participant at age 16.
Kyra Gardner's documentary "The Dollhouse" was a student film made at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts, but Universal Studios also included the film on the DVD/Blu-ray release of "Cult of Chucky" as a bonus feature - a first for a film school, and a film school student.
Kyra Gardner's senior thesis film at FSU ("Phoebe") earned her the Best Woman Student Filmmaker honors from the Directors Guild of America. The film stars a four foot tall animatronic fish puppet, voiced by Kimmy Robertson.