Kaisha Bicknell is a writer and director with a love for all things creative. With a passion for writing that dates back to elementary school, it wasn't until she discovered independent film in college that she transitioned from writing short stories to screenplays. Drawn to the character driven and deeply affecting emotional journeys reflected in independent film, she began writing both short and feature scripts focusing on stories about complex female characters attempting to reconcile with internal struggles and past trauma in both comedic and dramatic fashion. Her latest script, Summer at Charlotte's, is currently in pre-production.
Over the past decade, she has compiled a collection of over two dozen feature scripts, MOWs and television pilots ranging from the nostalgic coming-of-age stories that she loved growing up to the female-fronted character-driven dramas and thrillers that she currently enjoys. She is committed to shining a light on underepresented communities, women's issues and mental health struggles in the hopes of creating conversation knowing that film and television can be an incredibly powerful medium for change. She also finds that her past experiences working in the medical field in both nursing and mental health support services heavily influence her work.
Although her current focus is screenwriting and her scripts have placed in four competitions in the last two years, she has also produced and directed a couple short films and has won awards for these productions. In the future, she would like to be more involved in other behind-the-camera aspects including editing, producing and directing her feature projects.
In her spare time, she loves discovering new music and visual media, painting, photography and heading out on the road to her next adventure seeking new experiences to inspire new projects.