Kayden Phoenix is a Chicana Writer and Director from Boyle Heights, California. She received a full ride academic scholarship to Loyola  Marymount University where she acquired a BA in Business Administration, with an Emphasis in Marketing. Upon entering the industry, the first  thing she noticed was the industry dominated standard- complete with character generalizations.  

In response, she became a huge advocate for diversity both in front and  behind the camera, giving a voice to stories untold. She plans on evening the playing field for the under-represented through her unique and diverse filmmaking.

“A big part of my life’s purpose is to give voice to stories as multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people we find in the real  world.”  


Kayden is the founder of Chicana Director’s Initiative, a recipient of Panavision’s New Filmmaker’s Program, guest host on National Hispanic Media Council’s radio show, and proud mentor of Latino Film Institute's Youth Cinema Project.