Filmmakers disrupt and create the culture. It's not only our calling, but our duty.
Sakinah Iman is a Caribbean-American Award Winning Filmmaker, Singer-Songwriter, Award Winning Actress and Certified Health Educator of Jamaican and Garifuna decent, from Brooklyn, NY. For over a decade Sakinah has devoted her artistic abilities to creating art that engages audiences in sociopolitical change. Using theatre arts such as spoken word, comedy, drama, and music, Sakinah has traveled the world with award winning Educational Theater Company Catharsis Productions and Too Deep Entertainment, educating audiences of all ages on topics such as black/female empowerment, sexual assault/violence awareness and prevention, racial discrimination, social/self-awareness, and political activism.
As an independent Singer-Songwriter, Sakinah has headlined and showcased her original music off her debut EP Dun. at numerous venues in NYC from SOB’s and DROM to MajorStage and Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar. Her most popular single to date, “Waiting Tables,” has made it to the “Top 40” charts at #35 on the streaming platform BandCamp and featured in an Off-off Broadway musical Buskers the Musical, where Sakinah was written into the play and invited to play herself for the show’s full run. Her EP Dun. currently has over 156 thousand streams in 57 countries on Spotify.
As a Filmmaker, Sakinah has produced, directed, and starred in multiple short films, of which, won 21 Best Short/Music Video Awards, selected and placed in a total of 52 film festivals worldwide, and nominated for “Best New Media & Experimental Film,” and “Best Performance, Comedy” by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.
Sakinah currently resides in her hometown NYC, where she continues to create bold and daring film projects that portray her own unique style of expression. You can follow Sakinah Iman and all her latest music/film projects on Instagram: @SakinahLuvs.
  • Acting (3 Credits)
    Running Star2022
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    He Wants To Know My Number2019
    Short, Other
    Waiting Tables 2017
    Music Video
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Running Star2022
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    He Wants To Know My Number2019
    Short, Other
    Waiting Tables 2017
    Music Video
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Running Star2022
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    He Wants To Know My Number2019
    Short, Other
    Waiting Tables 2017
    Music Video
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Running Star2022
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    He Wants To Know My Number2019
    Short, Other
    Waiting Tables 2017
    Music Video
Official Selection
He Wants To Know My Number
Walla Walla Movie Crush
Seattle, WA
2020
Official Selection
He Wants To Know My Number
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Official Selection
He Wants To Know My Number
California Independent Film Festival
Danville, CA
2019
Official Selection
He Wants To Know My Number
International Shorts
2019
Award Winner
Waiting Tables
Colorado International Activism Film Festival
Denver, CO
2019
Semi-Finalist
Waiting Tables
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
Waiting Tables
Nola Critical Edge Film & Live Art Festival (CEFF New Orleans)
New Orleans, LA
2019
Award Winner
Waiting Tables
Latitude Film Awards
2019
Award Winner
Waiting Tables
Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival
Denver, Colorado
2019
Award Winner
Waiting Tables
Garden State Film Festival
Asbury Park, NJ
2019
Official Selection
Waiting Tables
Chambal International Film Festival
Mumbai, India
2019
Semi-Finalist
Waiting Tables
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, California
2019
Semi-Finalist
Waiting Tables
jellyFEST
North Hollywood, California
2019
Bronze Winner
Waiting Tables
Latitude Film Award
London
2019
Off Broadway Debut, Playing Myself (Play featured "Waiting Tables")
Waiting Tables
Dream Up Festival at Theatre For The New City - Buskers The Musical
New York, NY
2018
Official Selection
Waiting Tables
Hollywood Verge Film Festival
Hollywood, CA
2018
Official Selection
Waiting Tables
Art Is Alive Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Best Music Video
Waiting Tables
Denver Underground Film Festival
Denver, Colorado
2018
Best Music Video
Waiting Tables
CARE Awards
Cairo, West Virginia
2018
Gold Medal Winner
Waiting Tables
Global Music Awards
La Jolla, California
2018
Finalist
Waiting Tables
Olympus Film Festival
Lost Angeles, California
College
SUNY Albany
Communications (Minor in Theatre & Computer Science)
20072011
Birth Date
July 4, 1989
Birth City
Brooklyn
Current City
Jamaica, Queens
Height
5 4'
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Caribbean American
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Filmmakers disrupt and create the culture. It's not only our calling, but our duty.
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Résumé & Attachments
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