Madden & Mitchell Media Inc.


Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell is a producer, creator, actress and the co-founder of Madden & Mitchell Media Inc. (MMM) who regards art as activism. Her background in advocacy, youth mentoring and supporting underserved racialized families; propels Vanessa to develop content that authentically represents these diverse stories.

Vanessa has worked in the film and television industry as an actress for over 15 years. Seeing the lack of stories being told about Black Canadians and across the diaspora, Vanessa felt the strong desire to create content that explored stories about the black experience and create more opportunities for artists of colour hence the creation of MMM. MMM’s first project was co –produced in association with EMG, a short film called Truth igniting a passion within Vanessa to produce more impactful content for the screen.

Vanessa currently is developing two TV series and a feature. In co-production with Hungry Eyes Media, a limited drama TV series That Lonesome Road exploring the largely untold stories of Black Canadian Freedom Fighters; Viola Desmond and Carrie Best written by award winning author Lawrence Hill. Her second in partnership with Archipelago Productions is Baked Goods, a serialized drama/comedy that dives into the impacts of marginalization and legalization of cannabis on a racial diverse community in Scarborough through the lens of a Jamaican- Canadian family. Her third project in collaboration with young gifted writer Shanele Soares is A Farm on Blue Mountain. A Farm on Blue Mountain is a dramatic mystical realism feature intricately integrating martial arts centering on a violent conflict between native Jamaican farmers, Japanese allies and neo-colonialist.

Vanessa is an alumnus of the Netflix- Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative, Reelworld Producers and E20 programs, Banff Spark and OYA Scale Up Business Bootcamp.

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