Guyanese Filmmaker on a Mission to Put Guyana in the Spotlight

Aug 22, 2016
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Young Guyanese cinematographer, Yaphet Jackman, hails from the only English speaking country in the continent.

Since the tender age of 8, Yaphet has been pursuing the mission to succeed in creating an institution in Guyana that would teach visual arts, media and film to young aspiring filmmakers.

His 15 years of experience in the media industry ranges from camera operation to managing studios and film projects in Guyana, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Antigua.

Armed with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana, Yaphet brings the Caribbean perspective to the School of Film. Jackman is a creative and strategic thinker that is at the helm of the preservation and development of culture and the arts in Guyana through the visual and performing arts.

He is also an active spoken word poet, blogger and social activist, passionate about current affairs and politics in 3rd world countries.

More about this Guyanese Filmmaker

Yaphet Jackman is an independent filmmaker on a journey to immerse himself in the US film industry. Through his start up production company, Bent Street Films, he focusses on his Guyanese and Caribbean heritage, culture and historical content through new media and film as well as coordinate and develop minority and human interest narratives along with experimental and conceptual film projects across cultures and communities.

Jackman hold a Masters in Fine Art – Film from Ohio University along with Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana.

His work embodies projects from the World Bank, USAID, the Global Shapers Community – an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, Government of Guyana and the Athens International Film Festival to name a few.

Jackman’s expertise also includes Digital curating and archiving, Data collection and analytics, social media management, project management, photography and teaching.

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