Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael graduated from Chicago State University with a BA in Communications, Media Arts and Theatre. She continued her studies in Loyola Marymount University’s MFA Production Program where she was hand selected by Dean Teri Schwartz to represent the program as an intern with Participant Media.
In addition to directing and producing independent projects for over 10 years, Eliyannah has worked on films and episodic material for Sony, FOX, NBC, HBO, Lionsgate, ABC/Disney, and Warner Brothers among others including “Divergent”, “Empire”, “Westworld”, “Ford v Ferrari” and “The Glorias: A Life on the Road".
Eliyannah is a Black girl from Chicago who was supposed to stay inside her box. Instead, she decided to dream big and change the world through visual storytelling. Her inspiration stems from the dramatic artistry of Elia Kazan, the personal and epic style of Ryan Coogler and Christopher Nolan, and the imaginative experimentation of Robert Zemeckis and George Lucas.
This is most evident in her acclaimed web series “Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis”. Eliyannah seeks to continue telling stories centered on Black women and other people of color through her production company, Sunshine Moxie Entertainment.