Meshall Shumate

Meshall Shumate

(She/Her)
Owner/Writer/Director
Shu Productions

I have production running through my veins if my skin were cut open I would bleed out creativity, art, cameras and lights.

Full Bio
Video Production became a part of my life at an early age. At age sixteen, I was managing local R & B bands in the Kansas City Area. By the age of seventeen, I co-wrote, produced directed and edited my first music video. By the ripe old age of eighteen, a cousin and I had formed a production company. The company was operated in the basement of my parent’s home. The production company produced music videos, wedding’s, birthday parties, church affairs and special events. Next I landed my first professional job at Starlight Theater. Then came a position at Channel 62 television station in master control during the day and spinning the wheels of steel by night at KKFI (FM) community radio station. Excited to see more of the world, I moved to Los Angeles California to study filmmaking at Columbia. After graduation, I made a career move to Atlanta Georgia where I was hired immediately as an office production assistant at a production company. Within two years I worked my way into the camera department as 2nd A.C. S

Professional Credits
Winning first place for best narrative feature film during the Night Of The Black Independent Film & Video Festival. My next film award was presented during the Women In Film Preservation Competition at Spelman College. Which included a CBS channel 46 TV interview with Karyn Greer spotlighting me as a up and coming filmmaker.
Industry Awards
*Paris International Film Festival - 1st place Best original screenplay. *Latitude Film Awards - Bronze Award - Original Screenplay Feature, *Atlanta Screenplay Awards - Semi-finalist, *Chicago Script Awards -semi-finalist, Montreal Independent Film Festival - Official Selection and Cannes International Cinema Festival - Official Selection.
NYWIFT Committees
Career Focus, Fund for Women Filmmakers, Special Events, Women's Film Preservation Fund, Writers Group
Content Types
Narrative Features, Episodic Drama, Music Video, Live Events or Theatre
Occupations
Assistant Director, Creative Director, Writer
Business Types
Nonprofit, Production Company
Countries Worked In
Japan
Foreign Languages Spoken
French
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