LOS ANGELES — Colorist Kya Lou has joined the roster of Primary (colorwithprimary.com) for global representation. She is known for a grading style that is artistic, scholarly and emotionally evocative. Lou, who has also worked as an editor and photographer, previously graded out of her own studio, Coloured Only. Her credits include work with brands that include Adidas, Calvin Klein and Wales Bonner. She also has an ongoing collaborative relationship with filmmaker Kahlil Joseph, serving as an editor of Blknws, a realtime, “conceptual journalism” broadcast that seeks to “highlight the vastness of the Black experience”.
“I was drawn to Primary not just for their great body of work, but also for the studio’s intimate nature,” Lou explains. “The open environment encourages transparent conversations, which helps bring in projects that are meaningful to colorists. For me, what’s important is ensuring that Black cinema is representative of authentic Black experiences in a process that has historically deprioritized Black folk and people of color in post production.”