New York Film Academy Notable Alumni
PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | WRITER
Paula Bryant-Ellis is a producer and director based out of Los Angeles. After years in corporate America as an executive and COO in banking and finance, Bryant-Ellis decided it was time for a change and studied producing and filmmaking at NYFA.
Bryant-Ellis has gone on to produce TV series Hard Medicine and the short film Twelve Steps. She also recently made a small cameo appearance for an episode in season four of HBO’s Insecure, directed by her son Jay Ellis, who also stars on the show opposite NYFA filmmaking alum Issa Rae. Her most recent project to date has been her docuseries Behind Her Faith, which focuses on women in entertainment and their personal journey and the role of their faith in their career.
Program Studied at NYFA: Producing, Filmmaking
Program Type: 4-Week Producing, 12-Week Evening Filmmaking
Year Attended/Graduated: 2015, 2016
Location: New York City, Los Angeles
Credits: Behind Her Faith, Hard Medicine, Twelve Steps