Kayla Sprayue is a graduate student at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. She is studying for her MA in Digital Documentary and will finish her degree in fall of 2018.
As the Program Coordinator for The Honeywell Foundation, a non-profit arts organisation in Wabash, Indiana, USA, she spent the past three years assisting in programming management of several properties including two historic cinemas and a performing arts centre.
Kayla is also an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and a 2014 Magna Cum Laude Alum of Ball State University's Digital Video Production program. She is an outgoing, dedicated, creative individual who always gives her best in her work.
The Healing Wall, for which Kayla worked as an Executive Producer and Interviewer for nearly a year, documents the story of the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The film premiered at the Heartland Film Festival in 2014, and was nominated for 4 Emmys at the 46th NATAS LGL Chapter Emmy® Awards in 2015. She has also directed a short documentary about a local Vietnam Veteran Memorial called Let No One Forget, which has aired on WIPB-TV.
Her documentary Legacies of Perfection: The Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg Automobiles was nominated for 6 Emmys at the 45th NATAS LGL Chapter Emmy® Awards in 2014. She was awarded an Emmy for her role as the film's Post Production Director.
Kayla also worked as a cinematographer for A Film to Decrease Worldsuck: The Nerdfighters Documentary. The film premiered at charity screenings in 10 cities worldwide in 2013, and has received over 20,000 views on Youtube. Visit nerdfightersdocumentary.tumblr.com for more info.