AKIL DUPONT

PRODUCER. DIRECTOR, (CO)WRITER

Po' Psi Broke - Web Series (2018)
Underground - Musical Play (2015-present)
Charlie - Short Film (2014)
He said, She said - Play, Co-Director (2014)
Fandom - TV Pilot (2014)
Silhouettes - Short Film (2013)
Then There Was You - Feature Film, Co-Producer (2011)
Underground - Short Film (2010)

FILM PROFESSOR

Georgia Film Academy - Film Production Professor (01/2016-present)
Clayton State University  - Interim Director, Film and Digital Media Center (10/2015-01/2017)
Georgia Perimeter College - Digital Media Supervisor (2014)
Clayton State University - Film Production Professor (12/2013-present)
DuPont Productions - Film Production Workshops (2012-2013)

Teaching in partnership with:
Georgia State University
Clayton State University
Atlanta Metro State College
Gwinnett Technical College
Atlanta Technical College

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Kennesaw State University

University of West Georgia

OTHER

Wachovia Bank, Branch Manager (2004-2008)
NASA/United Space Alliance, Video Engineering Co-op (2001)
Blockbuster Video/Music, Assistant Manager (1996-2000)
Gateway Computers, Sales Associate (2000-2003)

SKILLS

· Audio Editing (Audition/Nuendo)    · Video Editing (Premier, Final Cut, Sony Vegas)
· DVD/Blu-Ray Authoring (Encore)   · Photoshop
· Cinematography                                · Photography
· Functional in Spanish                       · After Effects (Learning)
· Dreamweaver, HTML                        · Microsoft Office

AWARDS

#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

                      Director / Co-Writer / Sound Designer

  • Student Emmys (2), Beijing’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

   Director / Producer / Writer / Editor / Sound Design

  • 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

 

5 AWARDS – “Then There Was You” – a fairy tale romance about a painter who sees the world

Co-Producer/Production Designer

  • Best Film - San Diego Black Film Festival
     

  • Best Actor - San Diego Black Film Festival

  • Best Actress - San Diego Black Film Festival

  • Best Director - San Diego Black Film Festival

  • Best Score - Hollywood Dreamz 

  • Official Selection - Action On Film International Film Festival 2017

4 NOMINATIONS – “Po' Psi Broke” – a comedy about a rich freshman trying to get into a poor and PROUD fraternity

  • Nominee, Best Pilot - Action on Film International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2018

  • Nominee, Best Comedy - Action on Film International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2018

  • Nominee, Best Web Series - International Black Film Festival of Nashville, 2018

  • Nominee, Best Original Music - International Black Film Festival of Nashville, 2018

  • Official Selection - Orlando Film Festival, 2018

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

©2018 by DuPont Productions, LLC.