Yaphet Jackman is a Brooklyn born, Guyanese bred filmmaker with a passion to live, learn & laugh. He holds a B.Sc in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana and an M.F.A in film from Ohio University.
Coupled with 20 years of experience in the media and television industry across the Caribbean and the US, Yaphet worked his way up from a part time camera operator to a budding Cinematographer/Director.
As an independent filmmaker, he's on a journey to preserve and develop culture and the visual arts in Guyana and the Caribbean. He's committed to use film and new media as a means to bring Caribbean stories to main stream distribution.
Yaphet has worked on projects with the World Bank, USAID, the Global Shapers Community – an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, Caribbean Governments, AT&T, Verizon, the Athens International Film Festival and the New York Film Academy to name a few.
Follow his work @yaphetjackman
Ashley Hobbs is a Jersey-born-and-bred writer + producer, Ashley is obsessed with creating content and experiences that encourage, inform, connect, and evoke. She’s equally hellbent on innovating unapologetically. Her work lives at the crash site of faith, creativity, wellness, and culture.
Ashley is a freelance content creator for outlets like xoNecole and UrbanCusp and she is championing the engaging feature interview on her site, Temple & Riot. Currently, Ashley is writing two short films and researching for a documentary on Black camaraderie.