Film and Digital Media Center. Located on the main campus in the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education building.
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Through the course of his career as a storyteller in theatre and film, Akil DuPont has earned 25 awards in 36 film festivals including 2 Student Emmys! His films have played in over 60 countries and his short film, "Underground" - a slave story told through song, was invited by the US Department of the Interior for a special screening at US President Abraham Lincoln's Home Museum. In 2012, Akil was named #7 in the Top 100 indie filmmakers in the world!
Akil was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Florida A&M University (FAMU) and a MFA in Film Production from Florida State University (FSU). Akil also has a varied background as a live performer, serving as a percussionist & drum major for a marching band, a step master, a dancer and the former CEO of Faces Modeling Troupe, a 300+ person modeling organization in the state of Florida. He also worked as a bank manager for 5 years.
Akil has worked and studied tirelessly to transform "Underground" into a musical play worthy of his ancestors. After years of work, Akil was pleased to have "Underground" World Premiere as the Closing Night Event at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival in 2015, be directed by TONY-award winner Ben Harney in NYC reading with the Negro Ensemble Company and be the opening play for the inaugural Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival! He served as the Interim Director of the Film & Digital Media Center at Clayton State University for 14 months and teaches film production for the Georgia Film Academy.