“Solomon Dasko,” is the name of the thesis film by Guyanese filmmaker, Yaphet Jackman. Yaphet is pursuing his MFA in Film Direction and Cinematography, at the Ohio University School of Film.
About the Project
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.
Solomon Dasko is based on a character from ‘French Onion Soup’ – an upcoming feature film also written by Eulonda Kay Lea – an 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’.
Yaphet is hoping to raise the $8,000 needed to produce the film through this campaign. The funds will be used for accommodation, travel, crew fees, and meals.
Yaphet Jackman, 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.
To contribute, visit the Solomon Dasko Project on Yaphet’s GoFundMe page – www.gofundme.com/solomondaskofilm.