Crooked Trees Gon Give Me Wings
Meet the Filmmaker
Cara Lawson is a writer, film director, and artist from Chicago, Illinois. Her multi-racial background inspires her to carve out new spaces for representation in an innovative, female-centric, multi-ethnic approach to the stories of old. Within this space, she weaves myths that foster compassion and empathy, often building vibrant worlds inspired by her passion for history, politics, social justice, and folklore. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Cinema Art + Science from Columbia College, Lawson moved to Los Angeles, where she attended the prestigious American Film Institute and received a full-tuition scholarship to study Directing. Lawson devotes most of her time to years of extensive research for each project, believing quality comes from a thoughtful and anthropological approach. No matter the country, world, planet, or time period, she aims to create emotional stories rooted in character.