Aliyah Mitchell is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based filmmaker and photographer.
Driven by a Deep Interest in all Aspects of Filmmaking | Her production experiences range from producing and directing to gaffing/gripping and post-production management and editing. She holds a BA in filmmaking from the University of Michigan and currently manages and produces documentary-style content to promote learning, positive culture change, and DEI for the University of Michigan’s Business & Finance organization.
Longtime Enthusiasm for Linguistics and Language Acquisition | It drives her to produce narrative and documentary content exploring language and human communication. Having studied 7+ languages, she considers herself a practicing polyglot and for Aliyah, language of all types are integral to understanding and communicating everything.
Producer & Editor | Currently she’s producing a language docuseries with Salud Sin Papeles (2018) director Juan D. Freitez and linguist Dr. Emily Sabo which unpacks how language perceptions can reveal deep, everyday truths about how we see and navigate the world | Recently selected for the 2022 Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti, she produced and edited a short documentary about Mosaic artist and Tai Chi instructor, Master Wasentha Young. | She’s also editing a project with cartoonist and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” writer Phoebe Gloeckner.
Curated Portfolio | Click here to check out Aliyah’s curated still portfolio!