ALL-PURPOSE FILMMAKERBay Area to LA.
Ya'Shalan's work in narrative fiction explores the many faces of mortality and the black feminine gaze. Outside of film, she collaborates with Bay Area creatives, small businesses, and loves talking film + music over finger foods and tings.

SHORT N0. 003
Runtime: 01:16
MAY 12 2020

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We Are KING

YN005 ALL THIS LOVE

ALL THIS LOVE is a micro-short film about two people dancing with gaze. We Are KING's cover of classic 80's love ballad, "All This Love" by DeBarge has been a favorite of mine recently and inspired the production.
Fun Fact: We shot the footage separately and one year apart. This song was the glue that put them together.

VIDEO N0. 002
Runtime: 04:12
N0V 4 2019

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1990

YN004 THAT OLD ALARM

An ode to 90’s R&B, Amerigo Gazaway and Xiomara’s “1990” album is a nostalgic love letter to an era that redefined the genre. Known for his work reinterpreting classics, Gazaway (most recently tapped by the Miles Davis estate for his work on the lost Rubberband sessions), steps out of his role as a remixer and gives Bay Area artist, Xiomara, the bedrock for her voice to flourish.

SHORT N0. 002
Runtime: 09:44
JUN 12 2018

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YN003 SUNDOWN TOWN

SUNDOWN TOWN (formally titled "The Fifth") is a short film that follows southern boys who find a slain stranger in their hometown.
OFFICIAL SELECTION2016 Yale Student Film Festival
Watch the full film here.

VIDEO N0. 001
Runtime: 03:58
JAN 30 2017

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Mark Ali

YN002 LATE BLOOMERS

Late Bloomers from Mark Ali's 'The Pragmatic EP'.

SHORT N0. 001
Runtime: 01:43
DEC 17 2014

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YN001 BULLETHEAD

In this short experimental interview, a young black man, recently murdered, is interviewed in the afterlife.