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Producer, writer and director Najaa Young is Orunmila’s Daughter. She has been an arts professional for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Chatham College where she received a BA in Theater Arts and Florida State University’s prestigious Graduate Conservatory of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts where she received a MFA in Film Production. She has written, directed and taught for prominent theaters and creative arts programs in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA.
Najaa is also an award winning filmmaker who has had films screened in numerous festivals and showcases around the world such as Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, Denver Pan African Film Festival, Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, just to name a few. In 2014 she released her first feature film, Blood First, a joint production between NaRa Films and OY Spotlite Entertainment, which was distributed by eOne Entertainment. In 2016 she was recognized by the city of Pittsburgh for her continued success in the field of film and entertainment during their Black History Month celebration.
Among Najaa’s many accomplishments you can add book editor to the list as she just recently edited the book, Black Dance in Louisiana - Guardian of A Culture by Greer E. Mendy. A “Jill of all trades,” Najaa currently resides outside of Atlanta, GA where she continues to make films, consult and instruct part time as an adjunct professor and workshop facilitator of video and film production.
Najaa offers a variety of goods and services for customers around the globe such as fine art photography, screenwriting, directing, book editing, project management and developing arts and film curriculum and programming.
Najaa believes in helping others realize their dreams as she realizes her own. She understands that each client is unique and tailors her services to fit their needs without compromising quality. Your first step is to review the services and products she offers and schedule a free 20 minute consultation. Don’t quite see what you’re looking for? Send her a message about your project. She can give you a quote and also point you in the direction of your next steps. She does book up, so contact her soon so she can start the pre-production stages and help you get on the timeline you need.
Trailer for the 2014 urban drama, Blood First, co-produced, written and directed by Najaa Young for OY Spotlight Entertainment and NaRa Films.
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