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Award Winning Director, Producer, and Screenwriter
Award Winning Director, Producer, and Screenwriter
A member of the prestigious Director’s Guild of America (DGA), Shuaib Mitchell is a graduate of Howard University (Washington, DC) where he studied film and television production under an esteemed faculty that included internationally acclaimed filmmaker Haile Gerima. He began his professional career at C-SPAN, where he later directed the live nationally televised viewer call-in shows. His independent filmmaking career was launched in 1992 with the one-hour documentary film, Straight Up Go Go, which he produced and directed. The film was distributed internationally by ATA Trading Corp. and has aired numerous times on PBS Television.
In 2007 Brother Shuaib directed and produced his first narrative feature length motion picture entitled “Too Saved”. The "faith-based" romantic comedy was acquired for world-wide distribution by Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. and has won numerous awards including the prestigious Dove “Family-Approved” Seal (receiving a 4-star rating), and “Best Film” at several film festivals including the 1st Annual North Carolina Family Film Festival (2011), the 1st Annual KingdomWood Christian Film Festival (2008), and a nomination for “Best Religious Film” at the 5th Annual San Diego Black Film Festival (2008). In addition, the film has aired several times on the Conerstone Television Network.
In 2012 Brother Shuaib completed production on his latest feature length motion picture entitled “Nocturnal Agony”. The film stars veteran Hollywood actors Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Vernee' Watson, Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly and Grammy award winning gospel recording artist Hezekiah Walker. Nocturnal Agony has won several awards including the prestigious 2014 TIVA-DC Bronze Peer Award (for Independent Feature), the 26th Annual Larry Neal Writer’s Award, and the 14th Annual Fade-In Awards Screenplay Competition (quarter-finalist) and was acquired for world-wide distribution by Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. in 2014. Nocturnal Agony is currently available in Wal-Mart, RedBox and various other retail outlets nationwide.
Brother Shuaib’s current film is a feature length documentary entitled The Game That Changed College Basketball. The film revisits the historic 1974 ACC Championship between the University of Maryland and NC State University and its impact on the NCAA Tournament and the overall game of college basketball. The film is scheduled for release in 2020 and will premiere on a major cable sports network
Brother Shuaib is a recent recipient of the Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA) Golden Bison Award as an Outstanding Howard University Alumnus in the field of entertainment. The award was presented at the Mayflower Hotel (Washington, DC) as part of the HUAA 50th Anniversary Celebration’s Blue Carpet Reception. Mr. Mitchell was honored among 32 other distinguished Howard University Alumni from various fields including Aviation, Medicine, Public Service, Religion, Business and Entertainment
Raymond E. Bell is the founder of R. Emmanuel Bell Consulting, a training and facilitation company. Mr. Bell is a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and facilitator. He is devoted to teaching and coaching young adults how to become I.T. professionals. Through his workshops, courses and coaching programs Mr. Bell shows young adults how to get out of the unemployment line and on a career path.
Raymond’s passion is to empower young people to take ownership and control of their own destiny. In 2009 Bell founded The H.O.P.E. Project, also known as the “Harvard of the Hood”, an I.T. career training program. The H.O.P.E. Project has been called one of the best I.T. career training programs in the country by the President of the Help Desk Institute (HDI). Graduates earn an average annual salary of $62,500, working on major government contracts, such as Lockheed Martin, World Bank and CACI. 13 HOPE Project graduates have accepted salaries of $100,000 or more.
Mr. Bell is considered one of the leading experts on I.T. career training and workforce development in the United States. Mr. Bell has received numerous awards for his work including the 2014 R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center Innovator of the Year, 2014 BDPA Washington DC Chapter Member of the Year, 2012 National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Nation Builder Award Recipient, for his outstanding work developing world class I.T. professionals.
Raymond Bell has been seen on and/or featured in Ebony, ABC, CBS, WHUR, NewOne Now, Bloomberg News, Washington Post, National Public Radio, National Journal, BET and many other media outlets.
*known as "THE DANCING DIPLOMAT" is SUPER MULTI-TALENTED!
An ACTRESS, POET, SONGSTRESS, DANCER, STORYTELLER, DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, PRODUCER, ....
EDUCATOR, COUNSELOR, LIFE COACH, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, WORLD TRAVELER....AND INTER-FAITH MINISTER.
NANA MALAYA HAS PERFORMED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY FOR KINGS, QUEENS, AMBASSADORS, PRESIDENTS & OTHER DIGNITARIES,.
INCLUDING HISTORICAL LUMINARIES LIKE; ROSA PARKS, JOHN LEWIS & , DOROTHY HEIGHT!
HER PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS ARE ALWAYS EDUCATIONAL, TRANSFORMATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL!
PERFORMING SINCE EARLY CHILDHOOD, ..
SHE HAS TOURED/PERFORMED WITH STEVIE WONDER, PEARL PRIMUS, BILL T JONES, PHYLISS HYMAN & HER OWN NUBIAN THEATRE DANCE & MUSIC COMPANY COMPANY AND OTHERS FOR MANY YEARS.
HAS PROVIDED EXCITING PERFORMANCES AT KENNEDY CENTER, SMITHSONIAN AND RADIO, TV & FILM.
NANA MALAYA HAS PERFECTED TECHNIQUES PROVIDING ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE EDUCATIONAL, TRANSFORMATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL!!
SHE HAS APPLIED THESE SKILLS TO CHILDREN AND ADULT POPULATIONS; IE; NEGLECTED, ABUSED, HOMELESS, PRISONS, DRUG PROGRAMS ETC.
SHE HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT: ART RECORDS HISTORY AND ART SAVES LIVES!