Chanelle Tyson is a LA-based filmmaker who specializes in directing, writing, editing, producing and videography.
Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Chanelle moved to New York City when she was eighteen years old, where she earned a BFA in Film&TV Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Soon after, she moved to Los Angeles to further her career in film. She has directed several web series, short films, sizzle reels and short form projects, including sketch comedy. One of Chanelle's recent sketches - "When You 'Feel the Bern,' but Your Girlfriend is 'With Her' - was featured on The Advocate magazine's website and facebook page, where it amassed over 14,000 views and 200 combined shares. Another sketch that Chanelle co-wrote and acted in - "A Hillary-ous Ghost Story" - was selected as one of 11 finalists in the Give 'Em Hill Short Film Contest.
Recently, Chanelle was selected as one of five fellows to participate in the 2016 Outfest Screenwriting Lab for her feature-length screeplay, "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." A staged live reading of scenes from the screenplay will be apart of the scheduled events for the 2016 Outfest Film Festival.
Chanelle recently completed production as a cinematographer for the feature length documentary "Calling All Lesbians." She is currently working on two web series - both of which are produced, written, directed by and starring Chanelle: "2 Bad Witchez", which is in post-production and "Gay, Straight, and In-Between", which is in production and was named a semifinalist to be a recipient of the 2016 Quarter 1 Screen Craft Short Film Production Fund.
Chanelle also does freelance videography with a specialization in dance choreography and class videos.