Director + Creative Producer

hailing from seattle, axum araya is a creative producer & filmmaker based in new york city. in her 7 years of experience in the entertainment industry and 4 years in film distribution, she has had the pleasure of working with dynamic teams at screen media, starz and participant media where storytelling and the business of film intersect.

more recently, axum is broadening her scope into the world of directing after producing a series of projects centered around black stories. in ‘mind playin’ tricks on me’, which she served as executive producer, her passion for mental health in the black community merges with her love of filmmaking. 

email: axumaraya [at]

social media tag: @axumaraya