I am Kimisha Renee Davis! I am a Los Angeles based writer, director, and cinematographer and I shoot narrative films and commercials. I am committed to telling diverse stories, especially ones that: are female centric, feature BIPOC characters, and explore the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology.
I am all about positive vibes and I love creating dynamic visual storytelling through: screenwriting, detailed character development, selecting and manipulating lenses and cameras, composition, color design, and painting with light. Thus bringing beautiful stories to life.
I am a film student. I am majoring in cinematography and minoring in directing at Art Center College of Design. I was awarded the Art Center Scholarship, the H B Edwards Endowed Scholarship, the Joseph and Rebecca Lacko Scholarship, and the Ray Charles Fund Minority Scholarship to attend film school.
I was recently awarded a scholarship to attend Sundance Institute Collab. I received a SLED Grant to attend the Lighting for Film and Television Maine Media Workshop. I was awarded a grant from ZEISS Cinematography Lenses through Women in Media. I was selected to attend Sony EDU. I was sponsored by Panavision and RED Digital Cinema to attend the Cinematography Intensive for Women at American Film Institute. Additionally, I was named ‘A Rising Star in Cinematography’ by Anton Bauer.
I hire at least 50% women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and disabled cast and crew members on every project. I champion inclusion riders to hire diverse film production employees in leadership positions above and below the line. Additionally, my sets are environmentally friendly to support efforts to end climate change.
I especially enjoy action, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and super hero films. I am committed to creating ones that have super heroines, BIPOC characters, and Afrofuturistic themes in the forefront. I recently finished my directing fellowship at Sundance Institute Collab and I am in development on a feature film and television series.