Originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Kameishia Wooten discovered her passion for filmmaking after making a crowd-pleasing short film in a production class entitled "How To Catch The Man of Your Dreams." It was her urban interpretation of Cinderella. After obtaining a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, she went on to pursue a M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia College Chicago.
Kameishia began her professional career as a production assistant, working on films produced by Universal Pictures, Walt Disney, and State Street Pictures. She's held positions as an Assistant Director on several independent films and a Screenwriting Instructor.
Kameishia has written, directed, and produced 6 short films. THE TEST received first runner-up in the IFP Fly-Over Zone Film Festival. SOUTHERN CROSS placed as a semi-finalist in the HBO/Chase Film Legacy challenge and has screened in over 20 film festivals around the world, including Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival's Emerging Showcase, and Reel Sisters Film Festival. As an employee at Paramount Pictures, Kameishia produced "Plastics," an environmentally conscious stop-motion animation that placed as a semi-finalist in the studio's Green Shorts Film Festival.
Kameishia created a web series, called MAN OF THE HOUSE, that is now streaming on Kweli TV.
Most recently, her feature screenplay, DESTINY'S ROAD, was selected as 1 of 12 projects for the 2019 Women In Film Financing Intensive. Currently, Kameishia is in post production on a short film proof of concept version under the same name.
Kameishia currently resides in Los Angeles where she also trains as a classical vocalists and performs with the LA Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices.
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