The daughter of a Bronx, Brooklyn love story, Kiara began her creative career as a poet and hip hop artist. She transformed her love for storytelling into an award winning career in broadcast radio and television. After enlisting in the US Air Force and traveling the world exploiting her talents on and off camera, she settled under the bright neon lights of Las Vegas producing live shows and events. Kiara returned to her roots in New York and planted herself in the fertile soil of New York University’s Graduate Film program where she received her Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Film.
Kiara C Jones is a Writer, Director, Producer, and the proprietor of Cultivated Films LLC. Her New York based production company is dedicated to producing films by under represented storytellers and providing a nurturing environment where filmmakers can explore their voices. The Directors Guild of America honored Kiara with the Grand Jury Award for her debut feature, Christmas Wedding Baby, which won awards at festivals around the world and was licensed by BET and Netflix. She was nominated for and Independent Spirit Award in 2015 for producing the feature, She’s Lost Control. Kiara was most recently selected for Sony Pictures Television Director’s Diversity Program where she is being guided by industry professionals. Her latest script, Broker, was selected for NYU’s coveted Purple List in 2016.
Web/Twitter: www.cultivatedfilms.com, @cultivatedfilms @kiaracjones