West Givens grew up in Senatobia, Mississippi. Born into a family of artists, his interest in art and filmmaking developed at an early age. In 2016, Givens began pursuing a BFA in Film and Television Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2019, Givens founded Tungsten Originals, a production company with the goal of celebrating and elevating the brightest young creators. Givens has a passion for creating honest media and plans to continue filming projects in his home state.