Twin sisters and spoken word duo, Eli Lu (Eli and Lu Bevins) were raised by their grandparents in West Philadelphia. The sisters attended Overbrook High School before attending Elizabeth City State University, receiving their bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Aviation. Aside from their STEM studies, Eli Lu founded Eli Lu Entertainment. In 2015, the sisters received their Master’s degree in Information Architecture from Indiana University (IU), in Bloomington, IN. While at IU, Eli Lu completed several short films to compete in the Campus MovieFest (CMF) Hollywood competition, the largest student film festival in the world. Together, the sisters received numerous film awards, including the 2014 First Place Elfenworks prize for their social justice film, “Systematic Living,” in which the award was presented by “Lovecraft County” actress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell. In May of 2016, their CMF short film, “My Dear Arthur,” was selected to screen at the world’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival in the South of France through CMF. Eli Lu have written, directed and produced numerous short films, created feature-length screenplays, produced several stage plays, founded the Philadelphia Film Factory (Philm Factory) and are board members on the Mill Creek Community Partnership non-profit. Currently, Eli Lu are releasing their first cinematic mixtape titled “Sound Mind” that consists of 12 thought-provoking short films that correlate with 12 musical poetic tracks with over 151 talent from the Philadelphia Tri-State Area. The sisters are expanding their “Broken Tables” spoken word stage play that premiered with 2 packed shows totaling 700 plus attendees at the International House in 2019. Additionally, Eli Lu are Executive Producers alongside Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson, of a new virtual talent show called “I Got the Mic: Poetic Experience.” The sisters are also Digital Designers for the star-studded Wearable Art Gala and WACO Theater Center in Los Angeles.