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A first generation American from a Caribbean background, Rashad Frett was taught from a young age to work hard for his goals. He was always fascinated in the arts but started pursuing it seriously after joining the U.S. Army. Experiencing 9/11 firsthand when his Army unit was sent to NYC to help with rescue/ evacuation, Frett wanted to make a positive impact on society. Telling stories through the power of the media became his passion. Frett furthered his education and honed his filmmaking skills which got him accepted into the NYU Tisch Graduate Film program.
He is currently an MFA Candidate at NYU Tisch and is a recipient of the 2018 BAFTA - HBO scholarship, the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers scholarship, a 2019 BET Blackhouse Foundation Fellowship at Sundance, a King Wasserman Award Winner at 2019 NYU's First Run Film Festival, Winner of the 2018 DGA Student Film Award in the Eastern Region African American category, Best Student Film at 2019 Bronzelens Film Festival, and 2019's national winner for Gentleman Jack's Real to Reel film competition with Omari Hardwick.
Additionally, Frett is a Cinematographer with work that has screened in prestigious festivals including SXSW, LA Film Festival, and American Black Film Festival.
  • Director (4 Credits)
    K.I.N.G.2019
    Short
    Prototype2017
    Short, Student
    The Beat2014
    Feature
    The Second District2011
    Television
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    K.I.N.G.2019
    Short
    Prototype2017
    Short, Student
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
2016Present
College
Central Connecticut State University
Communication B.A.
20052009
Birth City
Hartford, CT
Current City
NYC
Hometown
Virgin Islands
Gender
Male
Was a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army.
Initially went to college for acting until his peers convinced him to change majors.
There's no Cinema without Storytelling which knits us to our ancestors.
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