About

Writer |  Photog |  Millennial Filmmaker 

ELESHA BARNETTE graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where she majored in Media Production. During her time at UNC, Elesha produced student programming for the campus channel as well as wrote/produced/directed feature film, "Key Lime Pie." She was inducted into the "Order of the Golden Fleece" - UNC's oldest and highest honorary society - for her "significant and long-lasting contributions" to media diversity. 

After graduation Elesha spent 5 years working in sales/marketing at Procter & Gamble, and then several years at a digital news/media start-up, Politic365, all the while continuing to write. Feeling she had missed her calling, Elesha moved to Los Angeles in 2011, to pursue writing. 

Since the move Elesha, has completed the UCLA Professional Program in Producing, created/ produced popular web series, "Last Life" and has written several original pilots and feature films.

In 2016 Elesha was invited to speak at  ITV Fest where she and co-owner of Puma Squad Productions, Kathy DiStefano, ran a panel entitled, "The First 36 Million Minutes - Creating a Successful Series." 

Currently, Elesha is in pre-production on a new series, "CODA".  

Favorite quotes: 

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Andre Gide

"When we focus our life solely on making a buck, it shows a poverty of ambition." - David Ogilvy