Armed with a suitcase full of banana chips, Kia left Jamaica to major in Advertising at The School Of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. In 2007 she graduated with Honours, multiple awards and was ranked in the ‘top 100 Advertising Students in the U.S.A.’ After working at ad agencies in New York and London, plus interning for music video director ‘X’, she returned home with a passion to pour everything back into the Jamaican creative industry. Since then, this ‘Imaginationista’ (who clearly also makes up her own words) co-founded TCP Those Creative People and now spends her days switching gears between conceptualizing ideas, creative direction, copywriting and product development for TCP’s own product line – which includes Jamaican greeting cards and ‘One Bag Ah Tings’ (literally). After years of writing TV ads, she is excited to finally add screenplay writing and directing to this list. This is her first film. Her hobbies include reading, photography, ballet, and confidently screaming out wrong answers at Jeopardy.