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96: A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr.- EPS 96 – Award-Winning Filmmaker Kyra Knox- The Power of Quitting the 9-5 and Pursuing Passion

Award-winning filmmaker and producer Kyra Knox, hailing from Philadelphia, is the latest guest on our podcast, opening up about her inspiring journey from leaving her corporate job to flourishing as a renowned storyteller, producer, and director.

Kyra highlights the pivotal role film festivals, panels, and classes - including those offered by Sundance - played in shaping her career.

Emphasizing the value of embracing diverse learning sources like YouTube, Vimeo, and educational platforms, she underscores her commitment to continuous growth.

Undeterred by criticism and doubt along the way, Kyra's unwavering determination has propelled her to success and silenced her skeptics.

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVbb_OlDaG8

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Kyra is an award-winning impact, Producer and Director. Her love and passion for the arts started at the age of six when her journey began as a student at Freedom Theatre. She understands the power of storytelling across mediums, and her producing experience has taken her on shoots across the country, from commercial to corporate to documentary.

Her Social Impact work has been recognized with two Silver Tellys Awards for "Watch In The Know" by Yahoo. She has also won a Gold Addy and Mosaic Award for her work with the Philadelphia Eagles producing a PSA to bring awareness to the gun violence in her city.

Kyra most recently was featured on 6ABC, Deadline, Vibe Magazine, and the Philadelphia Tribune for her debut feature documentary Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia, which is about the impact of gun violence in her city and the nonprofits that are working hard to create change. She is also a 2023 Sundance Producers Lab Intensive fellow with an upcoming feature-length narrative drama.

Kyra believes her work behind the scenes is just as important as what makes it to the screen and brings an infectious enthusiasm to every shoot while creating a safe space for the creatives on her sets.

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