Liberate – Kaia Lavender – Ingrid Rogers – USA – South Africa

Have you ever felt that the world only sees you as sliver of who you really are? In this performance art piece, Ingrid Rogers, as a woman of color, expresses her desire to be fully seen and heard. LIBERATE is a call to action to step into your light and create unapologetically.

About Ingrid Rogers

Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Jamaica, West Indies, Ingrid discovered acting in high school after she co-wrote and acted in a production about South African apartheid. Her desire to master the craft, took her to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Two months out of school she landed and originated the role of Taylor Roxbury-Canon on “All My Children”. From there she went on to work with such acclaimed directors as, Woody Allen, Joel Schumacher and Brian DePalma who directed her in her starring role opposite Al Pacino and Sean Penn in “Carlito’s Way”.

With numerous TV credits and national commercials to her credit, Ingrid continues to hone her love and passion for acting.

Ingrid lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

Director Biography – Kaia Lavender

Kaia Lavender’s film career started in South Africa when she directed a documentary about the famous controversial choreographer Robin Orlin, closely thereafter moving into editorial on South African television shows.

As a director, with her stylistic realism, Kaia has tapped into her ‘car fanatic’ family roots, most recent directing national TV and online campaigns for Ram Trucks. This has pushed her to prominence as a sought after female director for car commercials and online content.

Kaia’s work in directing and producing spans award-winning independent films, TV interactive/transmedia projects and commercials featuring fashion to motorcycles. She has worked with executive producers Deepak Nayar (Bend It Like Beckham), Conrad Riggs (Survivor, Apprentice, Amazon) and Robert Lawrence (Clueless). Brand clients include Ram Trucks, Ford, Hyundai, Yamaha Motorcycles, Wix, Microsoft, Target, PepsiCo/Mountain Dew, Skullcandy, Vans, DC Shoes, Cisco, Axe, Scion and the U.S. Military as well as ESPN, NBC, Discovery, BET, and GAC networks.

Director Statement

With visual poetry, I am seeking to highlight the power of women and allow their voices to spark inspiration, integrity and positive transformation.

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