Tonya McCornell is a director who writes and produces a lot of her own content. Her work showcases layered female characters while shedding light on social issues as they relate to the human experience. 

Her short film Too Much Love is being used in partnership with AIDS Healthcare Foundation as a PSA about HIV. Another short film Trayvia, was named to honor Trayvon Martin and has been called “a visceral response to police brutality”. 

McCornell’s upcoming projects include a docu-series about suicide within the Black community, Tainted – a short film about mothers battling depression, and a dramedy feature film about surviving divorce called Getting Help.

She is the single mother of one and the founder of MOM Film Fest, a film festival and community amplifying movies made by moms and creating opportunities that get #momsbackonset.

She also started The Moms Network for New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), is a Board Member of Reel Families for Change, and an active member of The Black TV & Film Collective.