Director Biography – Kaya Tone

Come and meet Kaya Tone, one of the directors selected for the 13th Edition of the Festival du film Merveilleux et Imaginaire.

Kaya Tone

Kaya Tone was born and raised in the mountains outside of Boulder, CO. She moved to NYC in 2016 to attend NYU Tisch School of the Arts for her BFA in Film & TV with a minor in Religious Studies. During her time there, Tone worked on over thirty short films! Tone wrote and directed her first short film “Creature of the Night” in 2018 which received a Gold Award at the International Independent Film Awards (2019). In the spring of 2019, Tone directed the music video “White Knuckles” for Maris which received 10k views. She started her own production company in 2020, Tone Productions, with her sister and long time collaborator, Siena Tone. Together, the Tone sisters are excited to present their films, and hope to use them to educate and inspire people around the world.

Film in competition: The Call of Water

Synopsis: Flung into the astral-plane, Nadia must face ancient forces in order to realize her responsibility to her homeland.

Year: 2022

Runtime: 19′

Production: Tone Productions

Country: USA

Language: English


  • Director: Kaya Tone.
  • Writer: Kaya Tone.
  • Producers: David M. Night Maire, Brian Plain, Tim Preston.
  • Key cast: Trinity Simpson – “Nadia”, Emily Bollman – “Trish”, Sawyer Wright – “The horned one”, Eric Palmer – “Bret”, Rebecca Hamner – “Caroline”, Tamara Jakos – “Sarah”, Haiden Davis – “Teg”.