My name is Keisha Douglas.
As the person behind Mitochondrian Productions, I’d like to welcome you. I received my B.F.A. in film and television from Savannah College of Art and Design, and writing is a passion I’ve had since writing short stories for our parents to “buy” in elementary school.
As for how I made filmmaking my life’s passion, I don’t have an epic tale of meeting Spielberg.
Instead, dissecting a fetal pig or growing bacteria in a Petri dish were the highlights of my childhood as I dove head first into studying to become a marine biologist. In my mind, I was set on swimming with Tiger Sharks for the rest of eternity.
What led me into the arms of filmmaking was my high school’s theatre program. I loved to act.
During my final year of high school, I was accepted into UCSC’s Marine Biology program and SCAD’s film and television program. And thanks to my love for acting and an aspiration to direct, I decided to say goodbye to my passion for science and took a chance on directing for films.
“Maybe I should’ve stuck with acting” was my initial thought after taking my first film class.
And then I found my niche.
After my second attempt at making a music video for the One Republic song “Stop and Stare”, I knew I had fallen in love. I can’t quite get it out ofmy head.