Lead Actress and Writer
Kyla Kennedy is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) and is celebrating her first year of writing, acting, and modeling in Los Angeles.
After completing the Intermediate Improv course at The Groundlings, she is now studying Meisner and Acting for the Camera under Don Bloomfield.
When not acting or modeling, she is training for her yoga instructor certification and will begin teaching this year.
Director, Cinematographer and Editor
David Kennedy is a Fresno-born and based 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 Fresno, 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 Fresno-born and based 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