Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael

Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael

Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Company

Director and screenwriter in Chicago, Illinois

About Eliyannah

Writer/Director, Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael is a product of two diverse upbringings. The first of those was her physical community: the south side of Chicago in the 80s and 90s, a place where the harsh realities of survival blind people to the beautiful miracle of having a dream. The second was her imaginative community: the worlds she was able to inhabit because of books. Reading expanded her world at a very young age so she’s often thought not only of her brothers and sisters from her little corner of the world but also of her brothers and sisters in other cultures and countries.

Eliyannah is a creative professional with a wealth of experience in both independent and studio systems. In addition to producing and directing independent projects for over 10 years, Eliyannah has worked as an assistant on films and episodic material for Sony, FOX, NBC, Lionsgate, ABC/
Disney, and Participant Media among others. Beginning her educational career at Chicago State University with a BA in Communications, Media Arts and Theatre, Eliyannah continued her studies in Loyola Marymount University’s MFA Production Program.

Tupac Shakur once talked about the roses that grow from concrete and Eliyannah is proud to be one of those roses. Growing up on the south side of Chicago has instilled in her a grounded foundation of strength, community, pride and perseverance. Her voice and her stories are made up of the voices and the stories of other women of color. She’s interested in who we were, who we are and who we’re becoming.


Name: Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois

Company: Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Company

Occupation: Director and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Black Girl Go

    Black Girl Go (2015)
    Internet by Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Director

  • Markham Tactical

    Markham Tactical (2015)
    Film (short) by Byonity Entertainment Production Consultant/Asst. to Director

  • How We Flew Across the Water

    How We Flew Across the Water (2015)
    Film (short) by Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Writer/Director

  • Frustrated - Music Video

    Frustrated - Music Video (2014)
    Video by Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Director

  • Stay Late - Music Video

    Stay Late - Music Video (2014)
    Video by Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Director

  • The Weight of Sadness

    The Weight of Sadness (2014)
    Film (short) by Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Writer/Director

  • Sundance Film Festival

    Sundance Film Festival (2014)
    Hosting by Sundance Film Festival Film Office Volunteer

  • Empire

    Empire (2014)
    Television by 20th Century Fox Asst. to EP/Director

  • Empire

    Empire (2014)
    Television by 20th Century Fox Asst. to Showrunner

  • The Life I Carry

    The Life I Carry (2013)
    Film (short) by Between The Chaos Director

  • Divergent

    Divergent (2013)
    Film by Lionsgate Editorial PA

  • Crisis

    Crisis (2013)
    Television by 20th Century Fox Office PA

  • The Answer is Love

    The Answer is Love (2011)
    Theater by Sunshine Moxie Entertainment Writer/Director

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