Founder & CEO
Aysha is a writer/director, series-creator and international award-winning poet. She was a national slam poetry champion in the US, and a world youth finalist. She was featured on Russell Simmons’ docu-series ‘Brave New Voices’ (HBO).
Aysha is the co-founder of Writers’ Cell, a development house and production company that creates original series and films for global streaming platforms. She leads the development department, responsible for the creative vision and labor behind the company’s work. She is currently in development for her directorial debut feature, SHE WHO LIVES, and science fiction/dark comedy series, ZENITH, exploring themes of human homelessness physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She co-produced ‘The Ghosts We Left At Home’ (Neo-noir/Drama short) to be released this Spring.
Aysha graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with honors, with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She is a Global Media Makers fellow (Film Independent, Los Angeles).
Founder & Chairman
Batoul is a creative producer and co-founder of Writers’ Cell. She leads the production department which is responsible for the business labor behind the company’s original series and films. She is currently producing ‘She Who Lives’, a bilingual existential dark-comedy feature film that is the directorial debut of writer/director Aysha El-Shamayleh.
Most recently, Batoul was the Narrative Producer on the first season of Ahlan Simsim (a Sesame Street production, MBC3, YouTube). She has also worked on local, regional and foreign productions, such as Fe-Male 3 (Webseries, YouTube), Heroes Reborn (NBC series) and Give Up The Ghost (short fiction, Venice Film Festival). She interned at Morgan Freeman’s production company, Revelations Entertainment, as a Script Reader in Los Angeles in 2017. Batoul graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in Political Science, and Cinema & Media studies. She is a Producers Guild of America “Masters Diversity Workshop” fellow (Los Angeles).