Kana Felix is a Chicago-based writer and director who primarily makes comedic films. She was born in New York City, and was raised just about everywhere, as a T.C.K. (Third Culture Kid)—including Nepal, Kenya, Morocco to name a few!
In 2013 she graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she created her own concentration in Theorizing Comedy, fulfilling her parents dreams of raising a #CrazyBrokeAsian. After, she attended “comedy grad school,” at Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School, the first film school focused on comedy. It was there that she crystallized her love of screenwriting, and discovered her new love of directing.
Kana aims to create films which showcase complex, diverse, and funny female characters—the ones she never saw growing up.
Her student short, Tabatha Jane Maxx, has screened as an official selection at The Austin Spotlight Film Fest, The Detroit Shetown Film Fest, and was nominated for Best Comedy Film at the Portland Comedy Film Fest. In August 2018, she was one of 50 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.
If Kana could have one wish, it would be to have her memory erased Men In Black-style so she could re-watch The Office (American version—USA! USA!) in all it’s glory.