Exploring the beautiful contradictions of the Caribbean.
Akley Olton is a filmmaker and visual artist from St. Vincent and Grenadines, with a passion for stories that inspire & provoke. He is interested in exploring how aesthetics can regenerate fresh connections with ancestry, tradition and cultural identity. Established as a leading voice in the emerging Caribbean film industry, he has sharpened his advanced visual aesthetic and technical expertise to translate advanced concepts into beautiful forms that resonate with audiences on a higher level. A core theme behind Akley’s visual style is resistance, and testimony to transformative power and impact that art has on society. He is an alumnus of the University of the West Indies and the prestigious International School of Film and Televisions (EICTV) in Cuba. Akley has overseen the creative direction and execution of numerous projects for some of the Caribbean's top brands and some international companies, has also worked in different capacities on award-winning fiction & documentaries films. His award-winning debut short film “Black Doll” hailed a new kind of intrinsic critique and analysis of Caribbean conceptions of beauty. He has been featured in numerous Creative industry-related magazines and podcasts around the world. And has been recognized at multiple coveted creative industry awards and was recognized by UK’s “Pitchcool '' magazine where he was celebrated for his creative merit, as door opener & pioneer.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    MADULU, The Sea Man
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Crafting Our Indigenous Memory2021
    Documentary
    HELP THE CLIMATE CHANGE2019
    Documentary, Short
    Black Doll2018
    Short
    Hairouna, Land of the Blessed2018
    Short
  • Director (5 Credits)
    MADULU, The Sea Man
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Crafting Our Indigenous Memory2021
    Documentary
    HELP THE CLIMATE CHANGE2019
    Documentary, Short
    Black Doll2018
    Short
    Hairouna, Land of the Blessed2018
    Short
College
The University of the West Indies, Cave-hill (EBCCI ),Barbados
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Creative Arts
20082011
College
The International School of Film and Cinema (EICTV), CUBA
Post Graduate Diploma in Cinematography
20142017
Birth Date
March 31, 1988
Nickname
IRebel
Birth City
Kingstown
Current City
Kingstown
Hometown
Belair
Height
5Ft 10''
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black Indigenous Caribbean
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Married To
Cinema
Children
are my films
Exploring the beautiful contradictions of the Caribbean.