Director: Rhym Guisse'
Roukya Rhym Guissé is a Los Angeles-based director, producer, and writer. Rhym - pronounced "reem” - was born in the North African country of Algeria to an Algerian mother and a father from the West African country of Mali. She grew up in various countries, including the Ivory Coast and France before moving to Louisiana to study at the prestigious Baton Rouge Magnet, known for its award-winning performing arts curriculum. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in writing from Kutztown University. Upon graduation, Guissé completed a communications internship at the United Nations and later worked for the Philadelphia Tribune, America’s oldest newspaper serving the African-American community.
Rhym has gone on to build a prolific career in the entertainment industry and has worked in casting, physical production, creative development, and as a Director. Her film/television producing credits include commercial work for Spotify, Apple, Google, Visa, GlaxoSmithKline, NBA and the NFL. Rhym was recently Showrunner and Director of a 9 Episode docuseries for the NBA as well as a 5 Episode show for Nickelodeon. As a creator, Rhym is passionate about stories that empower and celebrate identity and culture. Rhym has been a Screenplay Semifinalist at the Atlanta Film Festival, and a Diverse Voices official Screenplay Selection. She is currently developing her debut feature, Race to Tilébin. She was also a contributor for Ms. in the Biz magazine, discussing her experiences as a woman of color in the film and television industry. Outside of work, Rhym enjoys camping, face time with her family, and dancing to afrobeats.