Kayden Phoenix
Kayden phoenix

Kayden Phoenix is a queer Chicana writer and director from Boyle Heights, California. Kayden's latest film, Penance, went to Cinequest, Outfest, won Best LGBTQ award for LA Film Awards; got nominated for Best Director and won “Love is Love” Best Film award at Queen Palms International. Penance was purchased from Gun Powder & Sky’s horror platform, Alter, which boasts over 3 million subscribers.

Besides giving voices to stories, Kayden created Chicana Directors Initiative, a non-profit for Latina Directors and Latina DPs; she was a recipient of Panavision’s New Filmmaker’s program; and semi-finalist for the first Universal Animation Writer's program.

Kayden created the 1st Latina superhero team in comicbook history with her graphic novels, A LA BRAVA, Latina Superheroes. Kayden continues fighting for equality with her next set of graphic novels, The Majestics, Universe of Native and Latina Princesses.


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