Kyla Sylvers is an actress, writer, and producer who currently resides in NYC. In 2017, she co-founded Melanin & Magic Productions in the hopes of putting black women’s voices at the forefront of their narrative. So far, the company has done just that. Kyla has an award-winning short, The Black Banshee, which she co-starred in, produced, and wrote. The short was recently chosen as part of the Emerging Black Filmmakers Collection with Full Spectrum Features and will be distributed across the country. She also co-produced and starred in the acclaimed short film, The Way Out. In addition, she wrote, produced, and co-starred in the well-received YouTube web series, Finding Our Way.
With all of these projects, Kyla is bending genres, taking risks, and making stories her way. Up next is the mythological horror thriller TV series, The Black Banhsee, which was recently an ISA Fast Track finalist. She also has a half hour sci-fi comedy, a fantasy series that was a Sundance and Macro TV pilot semi-finalist, and a feature length sci-fi comedy about our education system. She’s excited to keep expanding and subverting the expectation of what black women can do in this business and this world.
The Black Banshee Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller A determined lawyer, who discovers that she can see death before it happens, teams with her vampire-witch best friend and a magical group of protectors in order to save their families and community from a looming threat.
The Heist Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy Two teachers, and an unwilling principal, plan the ultimate heist: to steal textbooks from the nearby suburban high school for their struggling students. Unfortunately, the teachers discover that the suburban children they are stealing from are quite literally… little Devils!
Egatu Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Drama On an all-black planet far out in the Universe, a jaded princess and a stubborn queen must work together to save their family and their planet from outside foreigners hell-bent on taking their world for themselves.