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Alysia Mazzella is a storyteller & artisan based in Newburgh, NY.
she began studying manual photography and video production in high school. mazzella continued studies in media & communications at suny oneonta & suny dutchess. she is a 2014 alumna of the storytelling program at the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in portland, maine.
From 2008-2011, Mazzella co-founded 21-7 Magazine with leslieann santiago, an online multimedia platform featuring weekly photoessays, short stories, videos & interviews with upcoming musicians & artists like Kendrick lamar, little dragon & ke$ha.
in 2011, she began independently producing creative short films. beginning with a series of music videos for ninjasonik & other nyc musicians. Her debut experimental short film "Incalculable" (2011) screened in newburgh, manhattan and long island, ny. mazzella specializes in short form storytelling and has produced over 10 short films since 2011.
in 2014, Mazzella assisted shailly agnihotri with the development of The Restorative Center. trc is a non-profit which offers a distinct grassroots model of Restorative Justice as an alternative to the american justice system. she is now the director of trainings.
alysia mazzella currently freelances as a documentary producer & sells a collection of handmade items.