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Michelene Billy New York, United States

A Filmmaker By Our People, For Our People.

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What started as an independent blog showcasing NYC urban talent in 2016, Underground King Music's founder Michelene "Elle" Mallard combined all of her background work and experiences to create a rebranded powerhouse, Karaokeandvodka Productions merely four years later on UKM's birthday, January 16, 2020. ​

Michelene is the sole director/producer of all of her works. Michelene is known for her social justice-charged work and Black-centered narratives. As a Miles College Alumnae with a BA in Journalism, and while pursuing an MFA in film production, her goal as a creative is to tap into the eye of the storyteller, creating a candid Black wonderland, captivating audiences around the world.

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