Lead Actress and Writer
A graduate of PCPA's Professional Actor Training and DBA Studio's Meisner Training, Kyla's recent credits include stoner satire DI(F)Y, coming-of-age charmer LOLLIPOP COWBOY, post-apocalyptic thriller O2, experimental character study WALKS OF LIFE and break-up dramadey THE DEATH OF KAFKA from No Longer Network
In May she worked with Yvonne Zhang, Dirand Bella Finn Parisot, DP on AFI Visual Essay NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY before returning to AFI in July to team with Julia Ponce-Diaz, Dir for her thesis film SOREDIA
Director, Cinematographer and Editor
David Kennedy is a California videographer, director, editor, photographer, and motion graphics expert. He attended UCLA Film School and was co-founder of Fresno Magazine. Kennedy has worked for Dreamworks, Disney Studios, Technicolor, and others.
His short film was a finalist at both Cannes and France's Deauville Film Festival, both of which were shot in California.
Kennedy directed and edited television commercials that have been awarded the prestigious ADDY Best of Show Award (three times out of five years) and the ADDY Best TV Commercial (four times out of five years).
Kennedy’s film work has been seen in more than 10 states and eight countries, on channels such as ESPN, MTV, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, TNT, MYSPACE, Comcast, the BBC, and La Rue in France.
Producer and Story Editor
Cindy Wathen-Kennedy is a California producer, writer, editor, publisher, copywriter, publicist, marketer, and event coordinator. She has
degrees in marketing, psychology, and a Juris Doctor of Law. She’s also the co-author of Remembering Cesar: The Legacy of Cesar Chavez, the first book to be endorsed by the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. Her contributors included Coretta Scott King, Paul Chavez, Edward James Olmos, and Martin Sheen.
In the Bay Area, she worked as an Assistant Acquisitions Editor and Art Researcher for The University of California Press, where she participated on the BFI Film Institute imprint, the California Natural History Guide program, the New California Poetry series, and the Mark Twain Papers.
As a freelance Producer, her credits include:
·"Gotta Love Fresno" Featured Fresnans Comcast documentary shorts
·The Blessing and the Curse, a grant-winning documentary short for the Central Valley Community Foundation’s inaugural Big Tell competition sponsored by Bank of America
·Scads of PSAs and corporate promotional videos
Additional media experience includes Fresno State Music & Media Library, KFSR Program Manager, Assistant Music Director, and disc jockey along with stints for Pollstar, KYNO FM, and KMPH FOX 26.
Coinciding throughout her education and career, her nonprofit work has included:
·Fresno Filmworks, Board Member, Publicity Director
·Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities Advisory Board
·Fresno Arts Council, Board Member, President
·Fresno Art Museum, Board Member, Marketing Committee
·Mayor Swearengin’s Fresno Poet Laureate Nomination Committee
·Central California Writers, Board Member, Conference Director
·Fresno Historical Society, Board Member
·ACLU, Northern California, Board Member