Meet the Founder


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.

Me and fellow cast in the theatre production of “Wheels on the Bus”

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.