Film and Digital Media Center. Located on the main campus in the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education building.
For more information call or email:
Follow Us on Facebook
Named #7 in the "Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World" by Del & Teresa Weston in Los Angeles (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/top-100-indie-filmmakers-in/id949807534?mt=11)
DuPont Productions, LLC, was named as a "Best of Tallahassee in Motion Picture and Video Distribution" category by the Tallahassee Award Program. (http://tallahassee.tallahassee.awardservice.org/PressReleaseub.aspx?cc=DD64-QBDJ-U2ZZ)
Akil DuPont's 2010 MFA thesis film "Underground" recently aired on national cable tv on the AspireTV channel (http://www.aspire.tv/movies/a-history-of-strength)
Multi award-winning director Akil DuPont was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. A proud Rattler, Akil attended FAMU DRS from Kindergarten until he graduated from Florida A&M University (FAMU) with his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. After 20 years of education from FAMU, he worked as a Bank Manager in Orlando, FL for several years.
During this time, Akil was very involved in the world of Fashion and Modeling. Akil rediscovered his passion for creating and directing while serving as the CEO of Faces Modeling Troupe Inc., a state‐wide, 300+ member modeling organization. With Faces, Akil honed his skills in photography, fashion/costume design and directing. Seeing the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dreams of working in the film industry, he was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at one of the top Film Schools in the nation, Florida State University.
While working with his classmates, Akil furthered his craft in directing, production design, storytelling and the photography arts. During his time at the FSU Film School, he was honored by his classmates as one of the Top Production Designers and Cameraman in the class, as well as a stand‐out Director! His thesis film, "Underground" has won 21 awards in 28 film festivals accross the globe, including two Student Emmy awards from the Emmy Foundation!
After graduation, Akil was excited to work as a Production Designer on an independent feature film entitled "Then There Was You" (in post-production), as well as Co-Producer and Cinematographer on a National Promotional Video for Florida A&M University (in post production).
After moving to Atlanta, Akil was quickly promoted to Director of Photography with Image Harbor Productions as well as a Set Photographer on the SAG Indie Film, "What Love Will Make You Do" starring Darrin Dwight Hinson.
Currently, Akil is teaching film production and editing at Clayton State University while promoting his newest short film entitled "Silhouettes" - a fairytale style romance about a visually impaired painter who sees the world through silhouettes. Akil is also expanding "Underground" into a stage play and feature-length film. He looks forward to bringing several other stories to the big screen and stage that are commercially viable, entertaining and captivating!