Behind the Camera
My name is Kayla Saunders.
Creating films has been my purpose in life before I even realized it. When I look back and think about what has been constant in my life, three things always come to mind. My faith, my family, and a camera in my hand.
I have always had a passion to tell a story and a camera to capture life's great moments.
I think of my camera as an extension of who I am. A way to see life differently and to show others how I view the world. My passion for filmmaking comes as naturally to me as breathing.
I am a writer, director, and producer of films, but I started out directing theatre when I was in high school. This is when I discovered my passion for directing.
While earning my B.A. from James Madison University, I worked in a multitude of departments in the film world. From P.A to Script supervisor, to producer and now director. Just about anything I could get my hands on. I have always felt that working in a multitude of departments can show me the big picture of how a vision comes together for a film; thus making me a better director in the long run.
Though I have worked on a multitude of film genres, my ultimate goal is to produce Epic Biblical stories and Biographical stories.
In my life, I seek to be a voice for the voiceless and to use my gifts to bring hope into the world.