'Solomon Dasko' Film

$4,440 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 31 months
YJ
Yaphet Jackman
on behalf of Yaphet Jackman
 WASHINGTON, DC


Yaphet Jackman
 will direct  Solomon Dasko, a 2nd Year film project as part of Ohio University’s Department of Film, Master of Fine Arts Program. This short film is a requirement for students pursuing the directing track and aids in creating a portfolio for young directors and cinematographers seeking careers in the film industry.Solomon Dasko is based on a character from 'French Onion Soup'  - an upcoming feature also written by  Eulonda Kay Lea  – award winning screenwriter/producer from Washington DC - This collaborative project between Eulonda and Yaphet is a two-fold initiative serving as Yaphet's scholastic project and a proof of concept for 'French Onion Soup'.

The story follows Solomon, a recovering drug abuser, holding on to his dream to become a famous blues singer. When he meets a lonely, schizophrenic guitar teacher who “sees” something in him, a convenient friendship ensues as he struggles to stay clean in the face of reality.

The film is slated to be shot on location in the Washington, DC metro area on Feb 4th – 9th, 2016. Your partnering with this project will help to offset production expenses. Accommodation, travel, crew fees, and meals are our largest budget line items.

Independent filmmaking is no easy task, especially among student filmmakers that want to create work that sets them on a solid path to fruitful careers in the film industry.

Help us make Solomon Dasko and show the world there’s still an audience who appreciates indie filmmaking and the art they bring to the film viewing community.

Thank you!
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Meet the film's Director Yaphet Jackman. He hails from Guyana, South America and is reading for his Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in Film direction and cinematography at the Ohio University school of film. His 17 years of experience in the media & film industry ranges from camera operation to managing studios and film projects in Guyana, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Antigua. Armed with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana Jackman is known primarily for his work “We’ll find no days” – OU’s promise lives campaign video, ‘Tradition’ – Short Narrative Film (2010), USAID 50th Anniversary – Guyana - Documentary (2012), Delima’s Dilemma – Documentary Film (2013) and several other infomercials and documentary projects for corporate companies in the Caribbean.
Director, "Solomon Dasko"
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Meet Writer and Producer Eulonda Kay Lea. Eulonda crafted the feature screenplay "French Onion Soup", the parent film of "Solomon Dasko". With a passion for writing, her feature length screenplays include Second Numbers, Angelic Rap Crusade, and French Onion Soup, which has been recognized by several prestigious screenwriting competitions
"Solomon Dasko" Writer, Producer
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$4,440 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 31 months
Created November 30, 2015
YJ
Yaphet Jackman
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$50
Cheryl Headley-Frank
28 months ago

God's Blessing Yaphet

$50
Anonymous
28 months ago
$25
Petol Weekes
28 months ago

Your fellow Guyanese Andrea Williams inspired me to support our people. Best wishes with your project.

$25
Hubert Forrester
28 months ago

Good luck YJ!!!

JL
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June Lissone
28 months ago

Continue to make us proud

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$400
Andrea Williams
28 months ago

Here's an additional $400 to my earlier $100 donation. I believe in this project!

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28 months ago
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Raquel Coelho
28 months ago

Best of luck@

$50
Travis Bristol
28 months ago

Inspiring work! Keep going, bro.!

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