Originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Kameishia Wooten discovered her passion for filmmaking while studying pre-law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After making a short film in a production class that was well received on campus, she realized her desire for storytelling and went on to pursue a M.F.A. in Film Production from Columbia College Chicago.
As a student, Kameishia interned as a development assistant with Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Barbara Trent, Lifetime Television Original Movies, and State Street Pictures. She has shadowed Television Directors, Millicent Sheldon and Rob Hardy, on episodes of 90210 and Bones.
Her short film, SOUTHERN CROSS, won several finalist awards and has screened in film festivals around the world, including Chicago International Children's Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. Kameishia was also selected as a finalist for the HBO/Chase Film Legacy Challenge for her film treatment “Birthday.”
Kameishia created a web series called MAN OF THE HOUSE and has written, directed, and produced five short films. She has worked for entertainment companies such as Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation, and Paramount Pictures, where she served as Chair of Viacom's Black Employee Affinity Team. She has held positions as Screenwriting Professor and Assistant Director on several independent films.
Kameishia currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is in preproduction on a short film, DESTINY'S ROAD, an adaptation of her feature screenplay that received high marks on the Black List.
Kameishia’s mission as a filmmaker is to create films that foster diversity, culture, and community.