KAYA is a vigilante justice thriller short film and proof-of-concept for WILD CRY HA, the feature version, starring Shakira Barrera as Kaya del Lobo (Netflix's GLOW; Queens of the South).
Kaya Del Lobo searches for her teenage sister, Luna, who was taken by a sex trafficker and truck driver named Buck. Instead she discovers another young girl with a connection to Buck’s crew. Desperate to extract the girl, and get information out of the local pimp, Kaya takes her place with her last “date” in a seedy motel room in Socorro, New Mexico.
Shot in the high desert of New Mexico, KAYA was made possible in part by a grant from The Future of Film is Female.
Las Cruces International Film Festival (winner, Audience Choice Award),
Central States Indie Film Festival ( 5 nominations: Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Short Film, Best Song by Rosalía Vila Tobella)
Written & directed by Catherine Fordham.
Director of Photography Drew Levin.
Co-produced by Monica West.