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Rashad Frett is an Award-Winning Caribbean American Filmmaker based in NYC. He pursued the arts seriously after experiencing 9/11 as a Combat Medic. Creating a positive social impact through the power of media became his passion. Frett is a recent MFA alumni of the Prestigious NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program.
His dedication to the craft has earned him many awards including a 2018 BAFTA - HBO scholarship, a 2018 Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers scholarship, 2018 DGA Student Film Award Winner in the Eastern Region African American category, a 2019 BET Blackhouse Foundation Fellow at Sundance, a Prestigious King Wasserman Award Winner at 2019 NYU's First Run, a 2019 National Grand Prize Winner of Gentleman Jack's Real to Reel film competition with Omari Hardwick, a 2019 Spike Lee Production Fellowship, and a 2021 Cary Fukunaga Production Fund Recipient.
Additionally, Frett is a Cinematographer with work that has screened in Prestigious festivals including SXSW, Berlinale, American Black Film Festival. His work also aired on The Stephen Colbert Show, NPR Tiny Desk, Tidal, and his team was featured in Rolling Stones magazine.
He is currently in development of his first feature film.
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Ricky
    Short Script
    K.I.N.G.2019
    Short
    Prototype2017
    Student, Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    K.I.N.G.2019
    Short
    Prototype2017
    Student, Short
    The Second District2011
    Television
Best Student Film
K.I.N.G.
Bronzelens Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
2019
2019 National Grand Prize Winner
K.I.N.G.
Gentleman Jack's Real to Reel short film Competition
Miami
2019
King Wasserman Award 3rd Prize & Craft Awards (Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography
K.I.N.G.
NYU First Run Film Festival
New York
2019
DGA Student Film Award
K.I.N.G.
DGA Theatre
New York
2018
Best Urban Short Film
The Second District
New York International Film Festival
New York City
2011
College
New York University
Graduate Film
20162021
College
Central Connecticut State University
Communication B.A.
20052009
Birth City
Hartford, CT
Current City
NYC
Hometown
Virgin Islands
Gender
Male
P.I.K. (Progression Is Key)
There's no Cinema without Storytelling which knits us to our ancestors.
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