Cydia Flowers is a visual content creator with a primary focus in directing, producing, and acting.
She began producing and directing with professional equipment while studying at the DePaul University’s Center for Digital Media in the summer of 2013. Between 2014 and 2015, she produced her first professionally recognized documentary short film, “Oreo,” which became an official selected at the Movies in the Parks: Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase during the summer of 2016. Used as a platform to discuss self concept in young children, it set the stage for the emphasis of psychological concepts in her storytelling. Subsequently in 2018, she began writing her first feature film, Transporter, for her undergraduate thesis.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she furthered her postgraduate education at Yale University, where she studied at their Summer Conservatory for Actors. After returning back to Chicago, she has performed in a number of roles on stages inclusive of The Goodman Theatre.
That fall, she began serving as both the Executive Producer and Director of a home and lifestyle web series, Cindi And The City as well as the Creative Producer of The Other Side, a news platform telling positive stories in entertainment and the community.
At the beginning of 2019, she was accepted into Sundance’s Director’s Collab program, in which she studied key components of film directing through the mentorship of Peter Sollett.
Currently she is in the development stages of a new series.