There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
— Maya Angelou

According to my grandmother, I have been a great storyteller since I began to talk. I always had some grandiose narrative to explain why something had or had not occurred. I was a child with a great imagination and had the ability to vividly share my stories with family and friends.

Unfortunately my stories were not always appreciated by my relatives, teachers or peers. I had too much to say. The details were so vivid people thought I was telling tall tales. I was only sharing the world as my mind viewed it. I stopped giving my stories, but could never shut them off in my head.

In 2005, I moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in film and television production. I have worked in every facet of the business and I had a revelation that I can no longer suppress my stories. I enjoy narrative screenwriting as I am able to use situations based on real life occurrences present those stories in a succinct, entertaining fashion. I’ve worked for several great talent managers, writers, actors, directors and producers; done numerous short films; produced a stage play; and have built an impressive resume of entertainment related experiences. I've attempted to live a life under the radar. It didn't work. I am now ready to share my stories with the world. I am also ready to share my gift to others and help them create and share their stories.

My name is DaVida Chanel. I am a storyteller. No story shall remain untold.