Driadonna Roland is an ‘80s baby born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After earning her B.S. in Journalism at Florida A&M University, she got her start as a newspaper reporter, then transitioned to digital media. Driadonna has always merged her journalism skills with her passion for entertainment, as a writer for MTV News, BuzzFeed, REVOLT, and more. Now a deputy editor at Complex, she writes features, profiles celebrities, and produces digital content. But she’s tired of covering other people living their dreams—Driadonna is working to transition her experience as a creative storyteller into becoming a television writer/show runner. You can reach her at Driadonna.com or on social media @DreeTV.
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