Kana Felix is a Chicago-based writer and director who primarily focuses on comedic films. She was born in New York City, and was raised just about everywhere, as a T.C.K. (Third Culture Kid). She is an alumna at both the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City. Her student short film, Tabatha Jane Maxx, has screened at the Austin Spotlight Film Fest and Detroit Shetown Film Fest, and was nominated for Best Comedy Film at the Portland Comedy Film Fest. In August 2018, she was one of fifty participants selected for the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium, where she had intimate seminars with world-renowned directors such as Werner Hertzog, Ken Burns, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra.

‘Call Me By Your Name’: when a film feels more like a memory

“Call Me By Your Name” (2017) is an incredible testament to the power and necessity of details and tone. It proves how artistry and craft are key to having audiences empathize with characters they don’t necessarily relate to, or don’t think they can relate to. It shows the importance of representation in film and how having a few movies about gay men (or any minority for that matter) is not enough. And ultimately, it is proof that great story is not forced, but earned and felt.

‘The Office’: A Comedy of Love

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An interview with Porscha Williams: her journey from film student in Chicago to a TV assistant at Miramax

I first became aware of Porscha Williams when she generously video called into my “Finding Your Comedic Voice” class at the Harold Ramis Film School. At the time she was … Continue reading An interview with Porscha Williams: her journey from film student in Chicago to a TV assistant at Miramax