Originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Kameishia Wooten earned her B.A. in Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and M.F.A. in Film Writing and Directing at Columbia College Chicago.
Kameishia has written, directed, and produced 6 short films and created Man of the House web series. THE TEST received first runner-up in IFP's 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 the academy qualifying Chicago International Children's Film Festival and Reel Sister's Film Festival.
Most recently, her feature screenplay, DESTINY'S ROAD, was selected as 1 of 12 projects for the 2019 Women In Film Financing Intensive and made the shortlist for the 2020 Screencraft Film Fund. Also, her proof of concept short film of the same name placed as a semi-finalist in the 2019 Tribeca Film Institute Pond 5 Program and semi-finalist in the BlueCat Short Screenplay competition. The short film is currently touring the festival circuit and has already been accepted into 9 film festivals with two nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Short Film.
Kameishia resides in Los Angeles where she’s a member of Alliance of Women Directors, Women In Film, Women In Media, and Film Independent. Kameishia's mission as a filmmaker is to create content that fosters culture, diversity, and community.
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