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Zip code: 30344

Description

Akil DuPont, MFA
850-443-3883
AkiDee@Comcast.net

Winner of 32 awards in 47 film festivals, including 2 Student Emmys

 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

FEATURE FILMS

Then There Was You (2011)                        Co-Producer,  Production Design              Isolated Productions, LLC
What Love Will Make You Do (2013)        Stills Photographer                                       Yellow Lens Entertainment

PLAYS

Underground (2015, 2016)                            Writer, Producer                DuPont Productions, LLC
He said, She Said (2014)                                 Co-Director                         City of Riverdale

TELEVISION

Prancing Elites (2015)                                                   Additional Editor                             Oxygen Channel / Crazy Legs
Undisclosed Pilot for Travel Channel (2014)           Director                                               A Gypsy Life… Productions
The Music Factory (2013 TV pilot)                             Cinematographer                              Image Harbor Productions

COMMERCIALS

Sizzle Reel for Crown Royal (2013)            Cinematographer                               Justin Huff (Producer)
Legends of the Hill 2 (2011)                         Co-Producer,  Cinematographer     Florida A&M University

SHORTS

Charlie (2014)                                                Producer, Unit Prod. Manager, 2nd Unit Director        Stonecrest Pictures
Silhouettes (2013)                                         Director, Producer, Editor, Writer, Sound Designer    DuPont Productions, LLC
Underground – Winner of 21 awards        Director, Co-Writer, Sound Designer                               FSU Thesis Film

 

WORK HISTORY

01/16-present   Georgia Film Academy    Film Instructor/ Professor

·Develop state-wide film program partnered with 22+ colleges/universities in Georgia. Teach BTL crafts. Grip, Electric, Sound, Camera, Script Supervisor, etc…

 

01/14-01/17    Clayton State University   Interim Director – Film

·Increased revenue in department by 511% within one fiscal year
·Worked intimately with the newly formed Georgia Film Academy on state-wide curriculum development
·Doubled the department’s portfolio of film industry related classes
·Secured and upgraded the building and equipment in 10K sq. ft. film studio
·Developed pricing and marketing strategy for film studio rental
·Managed 4 instructors and 3 staff members by recruiting, hiring, supervising, orienting, and training for non-credit programs and professional film training
·Manage student population averaging 130 enrolled students
·Represent the university at state, regional, national, or international level in areas related to film and media.

 

05/14-09/14    Georgia Perimeter College     Digital Media Supervisor

·Manage 21 staff members for media labs on 5 campuses.
·Media lab responsibilities include teaching workshops, tutoring students

 

01/11-present      DuPont Productions, LLC     Owner

·”2014 Best of Tallahassee Award” – Tallahassee Award Program
·Taught filmmaking workshops in producing, directing, sound, camera &  lighting
·Produced commercials for FAMU and short films

 

EDUCATION

Florida State University, MFA – Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts 2010
University of Central Florida, Non-Degree seeking – Cinema Studies 2005 – 2008
Florida A&M University, B.A. – Economics 2004

FILM AWARDS/HONORS

#7 in the “Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World 2014” – Del & Theresa Weston, Los Angeles, Founders of the Action On Film International Film Festival

21 AWARDS – “Underground” – a slave story told through song, 2010

·        Awarded 21 times at Student Emmys (2), Beijing Film Academy’s ISFVF, Jamaica’s Greater August Town (2), Palm Beach International, Hollywood Black, Action On Film (2), San Diego Black, Brouhaha, Fort Lauderdale International, Florida, Texas Black, Tallahassee, Twin Cities Black, Independents, Nashville International Black (2), Gasparilla International, Ivy and ShortCutz Film Festivals

·        Official Selection 12 times at France’s Tolosa Tourne, Urbanworld, Big Bear Lake International, San Francisco Black, Newport Beach, Stony Brook, BHERC, Jacksonville, BronzeLens, Treasure Coast, Fort Myers and Love Your Shorts Film Festivals

4 AWARDS – “Silhouettes” – a fairy tale romance about a painter who sees the world through silhouettes, 2013

·        Honored 5 times at the Texas Black Film Festival (Best Short Film, Best Actor and Best Overall Film) and the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta (Audience Award Winner & Best Actress Nominee)

·        Official Selection 7 times at Hollywood Black, Fort Lauderdale International, New York Eve, Action On Film (Best Trailer Nominee), Pan African, Martha’s Vineyard AA and Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center Film Festivals

 

2014 Best of Tallahassee Award in Motion Pictures – Tallahassee Award Program

1st Place – Access Florida Business Plan Writing Competition, 2011  Feature Length “Underground” Film Business Plan

Proclamation – City of Tallahassee, FL – Mayor John Marks, 2011
Resolution – Leon County, FL County Commissioners 2011

 

PLAY HONORS

UNDERGROUND – a slave story told through song

·        Reading in NYC directed by Tony-Award winner with the Negro Ensemble Company, 2016
·        Closing Night Event at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, 2015
·        Opening Play at the Inaugural Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, 2016

SKILLS

· 18 years of Directing (film and live production)
· 13 years of Production Management
· Producing
· Cinematography (Red camera, Black Magic, several DSLRs)
· Lighting
· Storyboarding
· On-set Sound Recording
· Production Design
· Grip & Electric
· Audio Editing (Audition/Nuendo)
· Video Editing (Premier, Final Cut, Sony Vegas)
· DVD/Blu-Ray Authoring (Encore)
· Writing for Screen & Stage
· Photography
· Functional in Spanish
· After Effects (Learning)
· Dreamweaver, HTML
· Microsoft Office

Education

Florida State University

2008/2010 Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Florida A&M University

1997/2003 Bachelor of Arts in Economics

University of Central Florida

2005/2008 Non-degree seeking student, Film

Experience

Georgia Film Academy

2016/present Film Professor

Clayton State University

2014/2017 Interim Director, Film

DuPont Productions, LLC

2011/present Owner

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