Mikki Willis is respected internationally as a innovator of socially relevant movies and media. His passion for uniting creatives inspired the birth of "the world's largest single screen film event," Elevate Film Festival. Proceeding its three year tour, the festival morphed into a full service production studio, Elevate Films. In less than a decade, Elevate has created well over 300 breakthrough productions, including episodic network shows, full length documentaries, features films, and viral videos that have accumulated more than a quarter of a billion views. Utilizing its ever-growing social media reach, Elevate was instrumental in the marketing and distribution of The Secret, which remains one of the top grossing independent movies of all time. Mikki’s most recent production, Weed the People is currently playing in theaters across the US, and scored a major deal with Netflix. Mikki Willis is the co-founder and director of Elevate Films and its non-profit arm, Elevate Foundation.