Chanelle Tyson is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. She is a native of High Point, North Carolina, which is best known for being the furniture capital of the world and home of American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino. But to Chanelle, the 'high point' of living there was leaving there. This is a play of words that she frequently overuses, much to the disdain of loyal North Carolinians.
Chanelle attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a BFA in Film & Television Production. She's done a lot of stuff since then, but let's just focus on the highlights, shall we? I know y'all ain't trying to read a novel right now.
In 2016, Chanelle was selected as a fellow for the 2016 Outfest Screenwriting Lab for her feature-length screenplay "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times." Select scenes from the script were performed in a live staged reading as a part of the 2016 Outfest Film Festival.
Chanelle's comedy sketch - "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 15,000 views and 200 combined shares.
Chanelle directed the stage play “Time Out”, which advanced to the second round of the Rapid Development Series at The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles.
Her script for the web series "Gay, Straight, and In-Between" was a semifinalist for the 2016 Quarter 1 Screen Craft Short Film Production Fund.
Chanelle has directed several web series, shot a feature length documentary, completed a few short films, and has had a sketch she filmed acknowledged by Elizabeth Banks on Twitter, which is her second greatest accomplishment after being named Southwest Guilford High School's Class Clown in 2007.
Currently, Chanelle is in pre-production for a web series set to shoot in June and recently co-founded "Never Not Chillin Productions", which specializes in merging choreography and cinematography and pop culture.
This is unrelated to anything remotely having to do with Chanelle's film career, but she is damn good at karaoke, and has brought many dive bar patrons to tears with her now-famous, impassioned rendition of "The Thong Song" by Sisqo.