Gynai Kristol was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. As a child she would constantly watch and critique music videos while contemplating ways to form concepts in her head for them. Her Grandfather was a photographer and inadvertently had quite the influence on her at young age. The camera and film world had always been intriguing for her and a constant creative motivator since she was a little girl, which, in later years, caused her to purchase her first camera, a Canon t3i.
After Graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013, Gynai began working with The West Angeles Church Church Of God In Christ as a videographer. Not content with juggling only one gig she continued to pursue working with various artists in and around LA. From then on she began working with and documenting artists’ processes as they created their albums, prepared for their first shows, and went through life. In 2015 she decided to move to New York to further pursue her passion and attended New York Film Academy for their one year documentary program.
The want to tell stories of peoples lives, giving them a relatable appeal is what kept Gynai doing documentary based videos and short films. With her documentary films, Gynai’s goal is to inspire and entertain her audience.