Acclaimed writer/director NATE’EYA KAHSAI fights for a wide range of voices in front of and behind the camera. As a child, a debilitating stutter suppressed her voice. This all changed at age eight when a teacher handed her a pen. “Write a poem.”
So she did. Her teachers and mother were blown away. Nate’Eya’s silent imagination found a voice.
By the time Nate’Eya reached film school at UCLA, she knew she had something to say, both as a black queer woman and as an outsider. Since then, Nate’Eya has written and directed six films, four music videos and partnered with countless diverse voices to bring their stories to screen.
With her finger on the pulse of the inclusion movement in Hollywood and her eye on the mic, Nate’Eya crafts and contributes to projects across platforms--as writer and/or director.