Lyle Kash (Writer/Director) graduated from Oberlin College in 2013 and holds a BA in American Studies. After graduation, he worked with Media Mobilizing Project (MMP), a community-based nonprofit that provides media production, training, and advocacy to grassroots organizing campaigns. As a Movement Media Fellow, his work with MMP taught him the power of filmmaking as a political act, and imbued him with the importance of visual storytelling as a tool for social activism.
In the summer of 2015, Kash worked as a Gaffer/2nd AC on Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum, directed by Madsen Minax. This experience served as technical training, and provided him with boundless creative and aesthetic inspiration. He learned the value of working with and for other trans people to create meaningful, artistically rigorous, boundary-pushing work. Lyle will complete his MFA in Film and Video from California Institute of the Arts in 2019.