KAI COLLINS FILMS
Award-winning writer, director, and producer Kai Collins wrote and directed her first film at age nine and has continued to hone her unique comedic voice through original film, television, web series, and branded entertainment.
Collins is co-producer/writer of the action comedy short Bad Day on Fountain, shooting spring 2022. Her dark comedy feature film Glitter Pony is currently in development with LA Panhandle Films and her pandemic short Valentine is now on the festival circuit, slated to premiere on Amazon Prime in 2023.
Collins's film To the Grave, a dark comedy, won Best Comedy at the Oregon Short Film Festival and was nominated for Best Actress at the 2021 San Diego International Film Festival. The film made its World Premiere at Nice International Film Festival in 2018 where it was nominated for Best Short, Best Comedy Short, and Best Supporting Actress. To the Grave also won the Best Actress Award at its West Coast debut at L.A. Comedy Festival and is internationally distributed by Leomark Studios.
Cannabis Moms Club (Co-Writer/Producer), Collins's series exploring the pressures of life and parenting via the "truth serum" of cannabis, was lauded by NPR as one of "The Best Web Series on the Internet," and highly praised by Vanity Fair, Forbes, and High Times, among others.
Additional projects include TEMP(orary) (Co-Director/Producer), a comedic webseries co-produced with Hearst, Cosmopolitan, and Sparkling Ice; Women in Film’s debut digital series Flip the Script (Co-Director); and The American Heart Association’s 2017 campaign "Healthy for Good" (Co-Director/Producer).
Collins got an early start creating her own material, debuting An Evening of One Acts at age ten, charging her family for admission and refreshments. She discovered her passion for improv at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, her love for writing at The Second City in Chicago, and trained at The Groundlings in Los Angeles, where she co-founded Quiet Duke Productions prior to establishing Kai Collins Films.
A native San Diegan, Collins left the ocean for the Berkshires, where she graduated from Williams College with dual degrees in Theatre and Psychology.