Shuaib Mitchell oversees the acquisition and distribution of independent African-American films and television series for United Filmmakers. A member of the prestigious Director’s Guild of America (DGA), Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of Howard University (Washington, DC) where he studied film and television production under an esteemed faculty that included internationally acclaimed filmmaker Haile Gerima. He began his professional career at C-SPAN, where he later directed the live nationally televised viewer call-in shows. His independent filmmaking career was launched in 1992 with the one-hour documentary film, “Straight Up Go Go”, which he produced and directed. The film was distributed internationally by ATA Trading Corp. and has aired numerous times on PBS Television. In 2007 Brother Shuaib directed and produced his first narrative feature length motion picture entitled “Too Saved”. The “faith-based” romantic comedy was acquired for world-wide distribution by Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. and won numerous awards including the prestigious Dove “Family-Approved” Seal (receiving a 4-star rating), and “Best Film” awards at several film festivals. In addition, the film aired several times on the Conerstone Television Network.
In 2012 Brother Shuaib completed production on a feature length motion picture entitled “Nocturnal Agony”. The film stars veteran Hollywood actors Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Vernee’ Watson, Rae’Ven Larrymore Kelly and Grammy award winning gospel recording artist Hezekiah Walker. Nocturnal Agony has won numerous awards including the prestigious 2014 TIVA-DC Bronze Peer Award (for Independent Feature), the 26th Annual Larry Neal Writer’s Award, the 14th Annual Fade-In Awards Screenplay Competition, and is one of the highest rated films on Amazon Prime, receiving a 4 Star rating (out of a possible 5). Nocturnal Agony is currently available in Wal-Mart, RedBox and various other retail outlets nationwide.
Brother Shuaib is a recent recipient of the Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA) Golden Bison Award as an Outstanding Howard University Alumnus in the field of entertainment. The award was presented as part of the HUAA 50th Anniversary Celebration’s Blue Carpet Reception. Mr. Mitchell was honored among 32 other distinguished Howard University Alumni from various fields including Aviation, Medicine, Public Service, Religion, Business and Entertainment. Mr. Mitchell’s latest film entitled “The Game That Changed College Basketball” is a feature-length documentary on the historic 1974 ACC Championship Game between N.C State and the University of Maryland. The film is scheduled for world –wide release in 2021.