Daresha Kyi

Writer / Producer / Director

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Daresha Kyi writes, produces, and directs film and television in Spanish and English. A graduate of NYU Film School, she is currently in post-production on MAMA BEARS, her second feature documentary about how conservative, Christian mothers are transformed when they decide to accept their LGBTQ children. In 2017 she was commissioned by the ACLU to direct TRANS IN AMERICA: TEXAS STRONG, which garnered over 3 million views online, screened at SXSW, won two Webby Awards and an Emmy for “Outstanding Short Documentary.” TEXAS STRONG is a stand-alone short that also serves as a proof of concept for MAMA BEARS. Daresha has an extensive background in television and has produced programming for FX, WE, AMC, Telemundo, and FUSE, among other networks.