Production Team

Real life through reel life. We tell stories of ordinary people doing the extraordinary.

Founder Shivawn Mitchell


Creativity, filmmaking and mental health wellness are key themes in Shivawn Mitchell’s life and career. The Virginia native and Wilkes University graduate wants to be remembered as a woman who gave others permission to live their dreams. As the author of two Published Books, Producer of a Podcast show and owner of The Creative Outsiders, Shivawn is doing her part to make sure that voices are being represented throughout various mediums in media.

After, attending film school for screenwriting Shivawn assisted in developing and implementing the visual brand and identity of many businesses. Since committing to her filmmaking career she has gone on to work on production teams that have won the accolades of the “Official Winner of Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival, Top Indie Film Award, two time Africana Independent Film Festival  and the Hollywood Screenings Film Festival Semifinalist.”

Shivawn launched The Creative Outsiders in 2016 to connect the dots for storytellers. Through education, inspiration and storytelling, The Creative Outsiders have equipped thousands to become filmmakers.

As a speaker Shivawn focuses on developing the voice of other storytellers, using your influence as a Christian Filmmaker and the mental health wellness of creatives.



Meet The Team

Gynai Kristol


After Graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013, Gynai began working with The West Angeles Church Of God In Christ as a videographer. Not content with juggling only one gig she continued to pursue working with various creatives in and around LA and began working with and documenting artists’ processes as they created their albums, prepared for their first shows, and went through life. In 2015 she decided to move to New York to further pursue her passion in film and attended New York Film Academy for their one year documentary program. With her documentary films, Gynai’s goal is to inspire and entertain her audience. She is now a freelance filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, NY

Fann Sanders


A Philadelphia PA native, she started in the arts as a child and has explored various creative lanes from being talent to technical staff. A graduate of The Community College of Philadelphia, Fann earned her degree in digital video production. Fann not only has a passion but a flare for providing exceptional production support through strategic planning, logistics organization, and personable liaising across the aisles of talent and tech. Credited as writer, director, producer and lead actor, Fann completed her first short film in 2018.


Jessica Marie



Terri Hannibal