Screening with Rosehill
A 2014 graduate of the Motion Picture Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, Kira's films have been screened at the Guam International Film Festival, the White House Student Film Festival, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, the Princeton Student Film Festival, and the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival, to name a few. An award winning filmmaker, Kira's most recent dark fantasy short film We're Okay won Best of Fest at the All American High School Film Festival in New York City in October 2014, First Place at the Mosaic Film Festival 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Second Place at Highway 61 in Pine City, Minnesota. Her fantasy romance film Girly has won Best U.S. Narrative at The Lovett School High School Film Fest in Atlanta, Georgia and First Place at the Mosaic Film Festival 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her film Hello From Malaysia was a Finalist at the first ever White House Student Film Festival. Warm Rush and What Are You?, the former a music video of one of Kira's songs from her debut album Confused Travels and the latter an experimental film have also won various awards. Kira has been recognized nationally as a 2014 National YoungArts Foundation finalist where she was selected from more than 11,000 high school candidates. Along with 170 national finalists from a variety of art disciplines and six other filmmakers, she spent a week of intense master classes and workshops with internationally renowned artists in Miami, Florida. Kira was nominated as one of sixty 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts finalists, the highest honor that can be awarded to any artistically talented graduating high school senior. YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the artistic graduating high school seniors for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Every year YoungArts nominates sixty YoungArts winners to the White House-appointed Commission on Presidential Scholars from which twenty are selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. All Around Artsy is Kira's film production company, which she founded in 2009. The company has produced approximately twenty-five films during the past five years. December 2013 Kira released her first music album entitled "Confused Travels" under her performance name of Miss Whimsy. Kira currently resides in NYC where she works for documentarian Morgan Spurlock's production company Warrior Poets as a post-production intern. She is in pre-production for her first feature film.