Kyna Morgan is based in Indiana, USA. She founded Her Film Project in 2010 as way to support women filmmakers but has since broadened the mission in order to focus on the importance of inclusive storytelling across race, gender, age, sexuality, and ability as a means to achieving equality in film. Kyna holds the Master of Arts in Global Film and Television from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) for which she wrote a dissertation entitled, "Woke Horror: Sociopolitics, Genre, and Blackness in Get Out (2017)."
A published researcher in film history, she was invited to contribute several articles on early African American women filmmakers which now appear in the Women Film Pioneers Project at Columbia University (New York). Her current academic research covers whiteness and capitalism in U.S. film following the 2009 global financial crisis, the art and politics of film festival curation, the sociohistorical consciousness of Jordan Peele's film Get Out, and depictions of motherhood in the Netflix series Stranger Things (2016-present). She splits her focus with screenwriting, developing her own short, feature, and web series scripts.
Her professional background includes stints as an owner/publisher of an academic publishing company, a film publicist, and a strategist for a film festival, to name a few. For over 12 years, she worked in marketing and communications before deciding to step away so she could focus on her lifelong plan to write and direct films and television with a focus on comedy.
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