Kayden Phoenix is a queer Chicana writer and director from Boyle Heights, California. Upon entering the industry, the first thing she noticed was the industry dominated standard- complete with character generalizations. In response, she became a huge advocate for diversity both in front and behind the camera.
Her stories have been well-received on the film festival circuits. Her latest film went to Cinequest, Outfest, and was purchased from Gun Powder & Sky’s horror platform, Alter, which boasts over 3 million subscribers.
Kayden created Chicana Directors Initiative, a non-profit for Latina Directors and Latina DPs; she was a recipient of Panavision’s New Filmmaker’s program; and semi-finalist for the first Universal Animation Writer's program.
Kayden is credited as creating the 1st Latina superhero team in comicbook history with her graphic novels, A LA BRAVA, which was licensed by McMeel Publishing in 2024. Her latest comic series is The Majestics, Universe of Native and Latina Princesses. Currently, she's ventured into action graphic novels with her co-creator, Ghezal Omar under Artillery Network.
“A big part of my life’s purpose is to give voice to stories as multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people we find in the real world.”