Kc Wayland was born in Orange CA. He attended Orange High School Media Arts program for both Acting and Film theory and production. Kc won several awards while in the Media Arts program including the Award of Excellence ad Best Student Editor (KOCE Media Festival) in 2001.
In this program Kc also worked as a cinematographer on a video poem titled Blue Doll. This short went to play at Sundance Film Festival in 2001. Kc went on to work developing special effects on several short films including Return to Innsmouth. Kc graduated with top honors in three animation field classes from CCROP. In 2001 he was awarded an Academic scholarship and attended Chapman University's Film Program. There he continued to produce several short films including Love Lost, The Creature, Where Dolls Lie, Butterfly, and several others. In 2002 Casey enlisted in the US ARMY to assist with college finances. From there he was trained at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade Maryland. He received two certifications in broadcast engineering and was awarded both Top Graduate and Distinguished Honor Graduate. In 2003 Kc returned to Chapman University to continue his degree, but was deployed to Iraq soon after. He spent over a year being deployed, and returned back to Chapman University in 2005. He went on to complete a documentary about his journeys overseas entitled 365 Boots on Ground. This feature length documentary went onto win Best Documentary at Chapman University 2005. Kc continues to work and develop more shorts and scripts during his enrollment at Chapman
365 Boots on Ground
Original Music by Fariborz Lachini
Synopsis: Following Soldiers from Home into the Heart of Iraq for an Entire Year
Director:Kc Wayland Assistant Director: Tucker Tillman
Production Company:Wayland ProductionsProducer: Kc Wayland
Editing: Kc Wayland, Tucker Tillman, Marissa Mueller and Michael William Miles
Original Music: Fariborz Lachini
Additional Music: Crosstide
Interviews: Danny Wayland, Mark Wayland, Kathy Wayland, Kc Wayland, Jason Scott, Iraqi Citizens (Identities Withheld)
Camera Work: Sandra Mercado, Michael Sandknop, Sylvia Blackwood, Joint Combat Camera Center, Armed Forces Information Services.