Hi, I’m Kai

A Sensitive Badass

Mom is from Exeter, England. She came to Canada to work as a nurse.

Dad is from Lagos, Nigeria. He came to Canada to study to be a doctor.

They worked at the same hospital, met playing tennis and…

=Kai

Grew up in Toronto, Canada.  Planned to be a doctor like my dad. Problem was… I hated math and science.

Graduated.  Took a year off to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.  Parents weren’t thrilled .

Secretly dreamed of being a dancer.  On a whim, auditioned for The American Musical & Dramatic Academy.  Got in. Dad really wasn’t thrilled, but mom said go to NYC or you’ll always wonder WHAT IF…

Hit the Big Apple to pursue my dream.

Danced in commercials and music videos…Sweat-thumb

Nike-thumb…modeled for Nike…

 
…and was part of a short lived rap group called FLEXX.

Quickly realized dancing was not a good long term career choice.  Shifted my focus to acting and headed west to realize the Hollywood Dream.  Landed a series regular role on a FOX TV show then realized I wanted a creative outlet for my own stories.

Went back to school.  Studied filmmaking.  Now I work as a director with the occasional acting gig thrown in. And my dad became my biggest fan. :)

TELLER OF STORIES

LOVER OF PRETTY PICTURES

Things I’m Most Proud Of…

+ Running a marathon when 400 meters was my idea of long distance
+ Camping solo cross-country in a 1982 Cadillac Seville while doing a silent sabbatical
+ Every time I’ve walked towards the fear

Storytelling is the most important force in our world.

Storytelling is what changes us.  Storytelling is how we grow.

Storytelling is what moves people to the next level inside themselves and in the culture they live.

– SAM CHRISTENSEN

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STAYING CURIOUS

Creative Musings

Stuff I’m reading, looking at, listening to, pondering…

Daydream

Stumbled upon this fun, whimsical song by yoga teacher Meghan Currie. Thinking about asking her if I can use it as the theme song for my web series Luv Saves The Day. In the meantime using it as creative inspiration.

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Sexy Parents

I find the mother and the father (Ron Jack Foley) in this Volvo commercial so damn sexy. What is their story? Plus love that she’s driving and he’s in the back all emotional about their daughter’s wedding. Using them as inspiration for the type of couple I want to center my first feature around.

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Mr. Robot Visuals

I attended a TV writing workshop with Jen Grisanti this weekend. She referenced Mr. Robot. Said it was a great pilot to watch. Mistakenly (or maybe not :) ) ended up watching the beginning of Ep. 2 and fell in love with the visuals of the opening scene. The story is pretty clear just with visuals. Check out some screengrabs. Can’t wait to watch the pilot.

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Real Life Characters #001

What I saw out in the world today…

Temporary Non-English Speaker
A gay, Asian guy speaks great English despite it being his third language. However, when he gets nervous he forgets how to speak English.

Woman Watches Savage Eat
A middle-aged woman in the grocery checkout line next to me stares at something intently. I look to see, ahead of her in the line, a well-dressed, young woman holding a self-serve container of food from the salad bar. She is digging in with her bare fingers scarfing down food as if she hasn’t eaten in days. It is not a pretty sight but hard to look away, as confirmed by the disturbed look on the middle-aged woman’s face.

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It’s Not Your Fault

One of my favorite scenes from the movie Good Will Hunting. Get choked up every time I watch it. So much said with four simple words.

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