My longtime enthusiasm for linguistics and language acquisition drives me to produce narrative and documentary content exploring language and human communication. Language is integral to understanding everything and the truth is found in both what is said and what is not said.
My production experience ranges from producing and directing to gaffing/gripping and post-production management and editing. I currently produce documentary-style content promoting positive culture change for the University of Michigan’s Business & Finance organization.
I'm currently producing a language documentary series project with Salud Sin Papeles (2018) director Juan D. Freitez and linguist Emily Sabo which unpacks how language perceptions can reveal deep, everyday truths about how we see and navigate the world.
Unique traits: Practicing polyglot who enjoys observing and shaping the ways linguistics merge with entertainment.
A Man Like Chaney Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Drama The spirit of Lon Chaney lives on in an amputee looking to shake his recent trauma.
Necessary. Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Family The Harmons, a usually strong unyielding family, struggle to help the only daughter regain happiness after she is injured as a result of crime.
Lapse Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller Three individuals, when confronted while dreaming, take three different paths to answer the same life-affecting question.
The Valley Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Action Two souls from very different places are slammed together by chilling experiences in hopes of reserving a space in the Good Land.
We Are What We Speak
Documentary by We Are What We Speak LLC Producer
The Dragon Mosaic
Film (short) by Aliyah Mitchell Director, Editor An excerpt from the short documentary, The Dragon Mosaic, featuring mosaic artist and Tai Chi instructor, Master Wasentha Young.
Documentary (Documentary and Short) Writer/Editor
Noise in the Garden
Film (short) by Eli B. Winer (Drama and Short) Assistant Director An update and twist on the Tower of Babel tale. Contemporary society sees everyone speaking different languages, yet trading goods and services, when a guy stumbles upon another with whom he can communicate in the same tongue.
Eat Your Therapy
Film (short) by Aliyah Mitchell (Drama and Short) Director/Editor A young woman is plagued by an unseen force while taking prescribed sensory medication -- is the effect sensitizing or desensitizing?
The Oracle of Delta Phi
Film (short) by Yevheniia Tananko (Comedy, Fantasy and Mystery) Gaffer
What is Sizeism?
Documentary Producer A short export of a longer documentary about Sizeism in the US, particularly Sizeism against women and legislature to protect against it.
Film (short) by Kourtney Bell (Drama, Sci-Fi and Short) Gaffer/Grip/Editor Pills is a story set in an increasingly utopian society where special pills can change different attributes of people.
Film (short) by Sibella Dowad (Drama, Family and Short) Director of Photography/Editor A young woman tired of wrestling with abuse finally breaks it to her friend that she won't take it anymore and wants to leave their small town behind her.
Film (short) by Aliyah Mitchell (Drama, Thriller and Short) Director/Writer/Editor A woman diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder is plagued by an unseen force.
Video by Thunderbird Raceway Muskegon Editor, Camera Op
Whoville 5k: The Big Election
Commercial by Chrystaline Decker Camera Op Every December the Whos of WhoRapids gather to run a 5K to show their love for Christmas and raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. In 2015, the fifth anniversary of the event, the Mayor and the Grinch went head to head in an election which determined who would be mayor of Whoville until the end of time.
Thankful for American Traditions
Commercial by Chrystalline Decker AD There is nothing more American than spending time with friends and family sitting around the fire, making s'mores, having a good beer, and sharing stories. It was still a lot of fun, and a great learning experience, working with those who participated in this video.
Film by Preston DeFrancis (Horror) Production Assistant Alexandra is a reluctant tag-along for Slasher Sleepout, a "haunted" campout in the middle of the woods. When the other campers begin to disappear, Alex must overcome extreme physical and psychological challenges to survive. -IMDb
Do You Believe?
Film by Jon Gunn Extra When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. -IMDb
Theater by Aliyah Mitchell (Comedy) Director Wave bye-bye to your mistakes because Mistakes-R-Us is open for business! Just grab your credit card, dial their 1-800 number and sit back as they erase any (well, almost any) mistake you've made for a practical price. Sound too good to be true? It does to a snooping high school journalist who interviews the wacky owner in hopes of uncovering the truth about this company. Will this mean the end of Mistakes-R-Us, or is the idea of a perfect world closer than we thought? -playscripts
Welcome to the Room
Theater by Aliyah Mitchell (Comedy and Drama) Writer Two scandalous people have taken over a game show and made it their own to steal the prize money when nobody wins.
Muskegon - Rising from the Sawdust
Documentary by McGarry Extra Community video project featuring the history and culture of Muskegon, Michigan.
Best Experimental Film "Eat Your Therapy"
Best Editing "Eat Your Therapy"