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Kayla Robinson

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Kayla Robinson
Los Angeles, California

Kayla Robinson is an accomplished director and storyteller raised in the culturally vibrant San Antonio, TX. A deep appreciation for the unique customs of others inspired a lifetime of travel and curiosity to excavate the nuances and similarities of the human experience. She is drawn to character-driven stories that center marginalized perspectives exploring identity, grief and connection.

In narrative, her short BALL IS BALL received high praise for its honest portrayal of PTSD and its lasting effects on trauma survivors. In documentary, her short QUILTED EDUCATION screened across the country including the Oscar-qualifying Austin Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The film has appeared on broadcast and streaming via PBS. In 2023, she was recognized by American Documentary as a Wyncote Fellow.

Previously a career ad-woman in New York and Silicon Valley, Kayla brings a deep understanding of the commercial landscape and the delicate balance between creativity and marketing. Working with brands like Apple, Google and Snickers she has racked up millions of views for her original concepts. Some of her honors include Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD and The One Show.

Based in Los Angeles, Kayla just launched her Black history miniseries ‘QUILTED STORIES WITH MS. KAREN’ in partnership with PBS KLCS.

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