Mar 30, 2021
We have another FEARLESS lady sharing her story.... and it's all about true passion for putting the pieces of a puzzle together to tell a story in the ultimate way.... through the film industry. Kaila York has a fascinating conversation with Cooper on what brought her to this awesome place as an Executive Producer, Director, and more. Most recently, in 2020, the film Sightless in which Kaila produced, was #3 in the WORLD. Did you catch it? See it on Netflix!!
Kaila has worked for a variety of entertainment companies including Genesis Literary Agency, Paradigm Talent Agency, and Martin Chase Productions. Kaila formed Headlong Entertainment, a production and literary management company, in 2007. She has represented film and television writers and directors working in all genres. Under Headlong’s banner, Kaila has produced thirteen films and has developed and sold both scripted and unscripted television.
In 2010, Kaila produced the independent horror film GREYSTONE PARK, Sean Stone’s directorial debut.
Among other credits, Kaila produced HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL starring Bruce Campbell and Annabeth Gish, which was filmed in Canada and New Mexico. In 2016, she executive produced KILL RATIO with TomHopper (Black Sails), shot in Ireland, and THE LAST HEIST starring Henry Rollins. She produced MY DAUGHTER IS MISSING, filmed in Belgrade, Serbia for MarVista Entertainment. After a festival run, this film was distributed on Lifetime Television and Amazon Prime. Since then, she’s produced five more independent features in association with MarVista Entertainment. In the fall of 2018, Kaila directed her first feature film, NO PLACE LIKE HOME, produced by Benattar/Thomas Productions. The film stars Stacy Haiduk, Kelly Kruger, and Anne Leighton. As of July 2019, she’s just wrapped her second feature film as director.
In her spare time, Kaila works with various film festivals presenting panels on topics such as independent filmmaking, film financing, to successful pitching. She’s been a speaker at the Savannah Film Festival, Willamette Writers Conference, Hedgebrook Masterclass, and the Fairhope Film Festival. She is on the advisory board of the aTVfest (Atlanta Television Festival) hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
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