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Alysia Mazzella is a storyteller, artisan & gardener based in Newburgh, NY. Her body of work aims to find a deeper purpose by connecting the past and the present. She focuses on topics of discovery, individual truth, natural cycles, and the human experience.
alysia is an alumna of the storytelling program at the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in portland, maine. she began studying manual photography and video production in high school. she continued studying media & communication at suny oneonta & suny dutchess.
From 2008-2011, she co-founded 21-7 Magazine with leslieann santiago, an online multimedia platform featuring articles, essays, photoessays & interviews featuring (at the time) upcoming artists like big sean, Kendrick lamar, little dragon, and ke$ha.
in 2011, she began a full in-house video production company. she produced a series of music videos for ninjasonik & other nyc musicians. "incalculable" was her debut short which screened in newburgh, manhattan and long island, new york.
alysia mazzella specializes in short form storytelling and has produced over ten short films to date.
she assisted shailly agnihotri with the development of The Restorative Center in 2014. a non-profit which founded the newburgh model of community circles–a distinct grassroots restorative justice program. she is now the director of trainings.
2017 marked the beginning of Grandpa Mazzella Herbal Extracts and Salves. the natural remedy products are made with seasonal plants grown from seed. in the same garden her late Grandpa began in the 60's. his very own tobacco pipe (always hanging from his lips) is featured on the logo.
check out alysia's handmade collection here or shop on Etsy.