Talent Guide

Daresha Kyi

  • Discipline:Director, Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2020, Fast Track 2020


Daresha is currently directing the feature-length documentaries Mama Bears and Black Voters Matter. In 2018 she was commissioned by the ACLU to direct Trans In America: Texas Strong which won an “Outstanding Short Documentary” Emmy. In 2017 she co-directed Chavela, a multiple award-winning documentary, and produced Dispatches from Cleveland. Currently a Film Independent Doc Lab and WIF/Sundance Financing & Strategy fellow, Daresha is a former Firelight Documentary Lab, A Blade of Grass, Chicken & Egg, and Creative Capital fellow. With over 25 years of experience as a TV producer, she has created programming for FX, WE, AMC, Telemundo, and FUSE.

Current Project

Mama Bears


Mama Bears explores the many ways in which the lives of conservative Christian mothers are utterly transformed when they decide to accept their LGBTQ children.