Director + Creative Producer

A bit about me: I’m a creative storyteller who is enthusiastic about championing projects that tug at the heartstrings, seeking out narratives that resonate on a deeply emotional level. In over 10 years of experience working in the entertainment industry and over 6 years of navigating the intricate landscape of film distribution in New York City, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with dynamic teams at Screen Media, STARZ and Participant Media—where the art of storytelling meets the business savvy of film.

More recently, I’ve broadened my scope into the world of directing after producing a series of projects centered around Black stories. In ‘Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me,’ which I served on as Executive Producer, I was able to merge my passion for mental health in the Black community with my unwavering love of filmmaking. 

Off-duty? You will catch me geeking out over the latest James Webb Space Telescope snaps, hitting the court for some pickup hoops, concocting essential oil blends, and vibing hard as the self-proclaimed president of the Cleo Sol fan club.

Feel free to contact me at: axumaraya [at]