Shayda Frost is an Atlanta-native with family roots reaching from Tehran to Tennessee. Frost’s multi- cultural upbringing ultimately inspired her to become a filmmaker that challenges the status-quo. She earned a B.A in Advertising and Theatre at UGA, followed by an M.F.A in Film and Television Production from The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. During this time, she teamed up to make numerous award-winning short films.
Frost served as Associate producer on Sony Pictures’ MISS BALA, working alongside director Catherine Hardwicke.
Shot on location in Tijuana MX, the film stars Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Anthony Mackie. It released theatrically in 2019.
Recently, Frost re-teamed with Catherine Hardwicke as Co-Producer for all 14-episodes of the 2020 TV series DON'T LOOK DEEPER, starring Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer, and Helena Howard.
Currently she is in post-production on ‘mother’s land’; a short documentary she directed. Shot in Tehran, Iran, it concerns the Iranian diaspora and changing landscape of nationality.