Makayla has finished filming her first project - a mini-series spinoff of the Netflix series/novel, Firefly Lane. She is starring, writing, producing, and co-directing alongside Candid Life Entertainment. Trailer dropped 8/26/22. You can watch here.
She is currently on set for a powerful, moving feature film as the lead character. She shaved her head for the role, and currently sporting a buzz cut.
She is also premiered in an exciting new fitness app, combining her love of fitness and film, One Firelight. The app features the legendary music of Bob Marley & Skip Marley. Check it out here.
"Theater 4" nominations for best short film. Makayla played the lead, Kathryn.
Theater 4 won best short at the Dallas Short Film Festival.
Cinema Premiere September 17th in Austintown, Ohio! TICKETS HERE
"Continuity" nomination for best trendsetter short. Makayla played the lead, Samantha.
I am often described as sweet with a bite. I have a no bullshit attitude with charming strength. If G.I. Jane has a remake, I'm ready. Thanks for stopping by! I’m an NYC and Vancouver, BC-based film actor and writer that was born in the small town of Newton Falls, Ohio where the only thing we are known for is a zip code of 44444. I have trouble memorizing new zip codes (but not lines).
Before transitioning to film, my musical theater career consisted of performing in the premiere Grand Ole Opry cast of How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical as Punky/Reno, regional equity houses around the country, and performing on Disney Cruise lines as the female swing! Highlight of my musical theater career was touring with the National Tour of A Chorus Line, working with Baayork Lee, performing the roles of Vicki, Cassie, and Val.
Since transitioning into film, I've had the pleasure of doing many nominated and festival-award winning indie films. In meeting so many amazing filmmakers, and from my acting class in Vancouver, I was inspired to create a spinoff from one of my favorites novels/Netflix series', Firefly Lane.
Also passionate about fitness and injury-prevention, I completed my comprehensive pilates certification in New York City, later becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, bodyART instructor, and Melt Method body worker. When not on stage or set, I help others work through traumatic injuries and get their dream bodies.
Currently, I reside in NYC & Vancouver with my partner, working on film & television, surfing on the weekends in the Rockaway's, and hiking in Vancouver. When not working on set or creating a new project, I am working on the board of a new, exciting film festival and creating my own production company, or the hip barista whipping up badass lattes downstairs or helping with a beach clean-up. Caffeine is life, am I right?
I'm super passionate about sustainability and the environment! Let's create more sustainable film sets, cool?