Kayla Robinson is a director, writer and artist born in San Antonio, TX. After receiving her B.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin, she began her career as an art director in New York and Silicon Valley developing award-winning ads and films for top brands like Apple and Snickers.
Passionate about capturing authentic human experiences, Kayla harnesses vulnerability as a superpower. Her first short film ‘Ball is Ball’, inspired by her own experience with sexual trauma, received high praise for its honest portrayal of PTSD in sexual assault survivors. Her latest film, ‘Quilted Education’, is a touching documentary short that celebrates her mother’s artistry and drive to keep Black History alive through quilting.
Artist Medium: Fiber/Fabric; Film
Ball is Ball - Inspired by the life experience of writer/director Kayla Robinson, \'Ball is Ball\' is a narrative short film about the lasting impact and complicated nuances of sexual assault. rnrnThe story follows Robin Coleman, a high school basketball star who’s caught the attention of her dream college — and her crush. While sharing the excitement, she misplaces her trust in a friend and soon learns the ill-intention of another unsuspected admirer.