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Shenanigans at Sunset

A whimsical lamentation on a seemingly bygone era, Shenanigans at Sunset follows a quirky dinner theatre troupe in the small town of Oak Bank, Manitoba, as it prepares for its 23rd season. With a cast of 20 members and 14 …

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Exposed Nerves

Choreographed movement for Madison Thomas’ short film Exposed Nerves. Screenings: Oct 2016 – imagineNATIVE Nov 2016 – Rendezvous with Madness

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2 episode TV series co-produced with Peter Jordan, William Jordan, John Titley, and Rylaan Gimby. Cinematography and editing by Kayla Jeanson.

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…to be alone…

A dance/horror film made from documentation of Alex Elliott’s choreographic work of the same name. More info to come.

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Descrambled Eggs

Collaboration with poet Steve Currie. Winner: Audience Favourite, F-Wordz 2015. F-Wordz Showcase, Park Theatre (Winnipeg) & Gimli Film Festival 2015. NSI Online Film Festival 2016.

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Push Parade

Sitting by the dark ocean, a young man is stalked by ghouls emerging from the waves and shadows. He may succumb to their cold grip, or perhaps to his own terror. This film is a reflection of my experiences at …

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




Kayla Jeanson is a filmmaker and video producer who specializes in dance-related media, from narrative screendance to documentary work. She has a distinct style of cinematography, editing and directing for videos and television shows that has been seen online as well as through TV networks including CBC Manitoba, APTN, MTS TV, and Shaw.

Kayla holds a BA in film studies from the University of Manitoba, and she studied for two years at The School of Contemporary Dancers. She has produced video for and with choreographers such as Rachel Browne, Brent Lott, Jolene Bailie, Odette Heyn, Peter Quanz, Alex Elliott and Ming Hon. Her films have played nationally and internationally at such festivals as Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, Topanga Film Festival, Gimli Film Festival, Screamdance (Brooklyn, NY), Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival, and CIMMFest (Chicago, IL).

For more information, please see her CV.




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