As an independent production company, Shining Starlet Entertainment (SSE) has a mission to develop film, television and video projects that tell socially conscious, diverse stories of our culture for a better society. We pride ourselves on creatively producing projects that fully evokes the passion of the initial vision. We were established in 2013 by founder Alikia Reaves and based in Maryland.
Founder & Producer
“Whether it be true or created, I love a good story! And I believe that everyone has a story and that there’s a story behind everything. I want to create and tell these stories.”
I’ve been a freelance producer for over 7 years. I have a passion for producing as well as writing and directing. I established Shining Starlet Entertainment, LLC as a production company known for it’s diversity in filmmaking and for helping businesses, brands and creatives visually tell their stories effectively.
I left my 20 year career as a Software Engineer to pursue my passion for production and filmmaking. I have produced projects such as, short films, fitness videos, web commercials, online promos, and much more. I create a fun, relaxed environment with open communication to ensure all ideas are heard and explored. I am passionate about the creative process and care deeply about the success of each project. Being both creative and technical gives me the ability to approach projects with an open mind and realistic expectations.
Get To Know Me Better…
My favorite color is green.
Did someone say “Brunch!”
I enjoy outdoor activities.
My nickname is Lik (pronounced “Leek”)
The Matrix is my favorite movie.
I love Instagram!
We value our relationships with our customers and partners. Therefore, we always employ our core values when working on all video projects. We love the collaborative process and the creativeness it brings to every video production. We look forward to working with you soon!
Be kind, creative, motivating and inspiring.
Be passionate about the creative process.
Build solid relationships.
Practice open collaborative communication.
Build and celebrate a positive and happy team dynamic.
Perform beyond expectations.
Deliver strong stories and messages.
Practice environmental conservancy.
Listen, learn and grow.