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Mitch Teemley            

Writer, Filmmaker & Humorist; Best Known for his Multi-Award-Winning Feature Films "Healing River" & "Notzilla"

Mitch Teemley is a writer, director, producer, actor and composer best known for his work on the feature films "Healing River," one of the highest rated independent faith-based films on Amazon Prime, and the cult classic comedy "Notzilla."

Early in his career, Teemley hosted and co-wrote Walt Disney Studios’ "50th Anniversary Celebration." After completing his master’s degree in directing, he taught acting in England alongside future Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ben Kingsley. Upon returning to the U.S., he became a member of the seminal comedy groups Isaac Air Freight, Mitch & Allen, and the National Lampoon Players, releasing multiple albums, as well as the best-selling video "Mitch & Allen Live." He later laid the groundwork for the theatre and media arts programs at Azusa Pacific University and taught graduate filmmaking in Los Angeles.

After securing an independent producer deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, Teemley produced his first feature film "Out of Time" for Columbia Pictures/Showtime. As president of Moriah Media, he continues to work in the entertainment industry. He also speaks at conferences, colleges, and festivals throughout North America as well as the UK on numerous topics from entertainment and the arts to personal and spiritual growth.

Speech Topics

Entertainment and the Arts

  • Writing: The Art of Storytelling
  • Film Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Film and Stage Acting
  • How to be Funny
  • How to be a Great Teacher, Preacher, or Public Speaker
  • Writing and Directing Comedy
  • Independent Filmmaking: My Process
  • I Gave Birth to a Monster and Have the Stretch Marks to Prove It! – presented in conjunction with screenings of Mitch’s cult classic comedy Notzilla.

Personal and Spiritual Growth

  • Discipleship
  • Parenthood
  • Relationships
  • Pursuing God's Call on Your Life
  • Prayer: When God Answers (and Doesn’t)
  • Personal and Spiritual Growth
  • Forgiveness and Grace
  • Forgiveness Is a Healing River – presented in conjunction with screenings of Mitch’s acclaimed inspirational drama Healing River.

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