Nadira Pankey is a multi-award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. Her life is a testament to unwavering determination and unyielding commitment to success, woven through the vibrant tapestry of New York City's South Bronx.


    Facing a challenging start, Nadira graduated high school with a third-grade reading level and worked three jobs as a single parent. Undeterred, she embarked on a journey of self-improvement, beginning with remedial reading courses in college. There, she discovered her love for writing and authored the award-winning book "Evergreen Uprooted, Memoirs of Secret," available on Amazon Prime. Her academic journey culminated in an honors degree in Television Production and Media Studies.


    Nadira's career reached new heights at NBCUniversal, where she contributed to shows like "The Steve Wilkos Show," "Jerry Springer," and "The Maury Show," showcasing her versatility and dedication.


    In pursuit of a quieter life, Nadira moved to the suburbs, raising her children and continuing to excel in the entertainment industry. Her work extended to Divorce Court at Tyler Perry Studios, BET Award shows, and Netflix's "Rhythm & Flow."


    Beyond television, Nadira thrived as a freelance screenwriter and producer. Her 2021 comedy court show project later inspired the unscripted courtroom comedy series, "All Rise for Judge Steve Harvey."


    Nadira's foray into filmmaking began in 2014 when she directed her first SAG feature film. Over the years, she garnered accolades for her work in short and feature films. "Gerald's Hands," her socially impactful feature, received the 2023 Telly Award and highlights critical issues like autism, bullying, and domestic violence. It is available on various streaming platforms, such as Amazon Prime, Tubi, Plex, and Converse.


    Her talents encompassed writing, producing, directing, editing, and more. Nadira Pankey's journey is a testament to resilience, determination, and the power of storytelling to inspire and transform lives.


    Founded in 2014, Beastmode Entertainment is an independent family of passionate filmmakers led by Nadira "Naz" Pankey. We create compelling content that inspires and transforms the world, challenging norms and pushing filmmaking boundaries. Through our stories, we forge connections, shape perspectives, and empower individuals. Collaborating with diverse talents, we foster inclusivity and leave an indelible mark on society. Join us on our extraordinary journey to inspire a better world through the power of storytelling. 

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    Naz Pankey

    This riveting story is about a young girl growing up in the South Bronx where everyday life consisted of wandering the streets and struggling to survive.


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