Kamika Bianca Guerra-Walker
Film – Calgary
Kamika Bianca Guerra-Walker is a Canadian director, producer, writer, and actress. Kamika is half-Jamaican, half-Chilean, and was born in Calgary, Alberta. Her passion is to understand people and help people understand themselves - which led her to studies in psychology at the University of Calgary. Kamika is the founder of her own mental health organization, blossoming from her experience with mental illness in her family - it is known as, The Walker Foundation. It is set to stimulate the minds of society to integrate and embrace mental health into our daily lives. This inspired her first short film, completed in the Being Black in Canada program presented by Netflix and Fabienne Colas, "Finding My Way Back To You". Kamika went on to direct "Home is Where.." which is a micro short based on the stereotypes directed at those experiencing homelessness in Calgary, AB. This film won finalist at the Dubai Independent Short Film Festival in 2022 alongside being selected for the Vienna Indie Short Film Festival. Kamika's ultimate dream is to continue to write and direct stories that will change and inspire the lives of society. She is currently in production for three projects with Telus/STORYHIVE Black Creators Edition that will premiere in Summer 2023 on Optik TV in Canada.