When you do what you love, it's not work.
Company
Seffims Entertainment Inc.
Yusuf Al Rahman was born in Queens New York in December 1979. The first decade of his life was spent in the multi cultured neighborhood of Jackson Heights, once a hot spot for families to move and raise children, was his introduction to diverse cultures. In 1990 at the age of 10 he went to Senegal West Africa to attend secondary school and spent four years in rural Senegal. In 1994, Yusuf came back to the United States to enroll at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Institute for the Arts & Technology in Long Island City New York focusing on performing arts in the then Options Drama program taught by known actress Amy Rosenfeld.
Yusuf has worked on several plays, short films, and concentrating on shooting visceral feature film. His experience includes working on short film projects as a fight choreographer, actor, writer, crew member, and/or director at Sacred Heart University’s Stamford Connecticut based FTMA master film program. In 2014 he earned his Master’s degree concentrating on film & television directing.
Since graduation, his projects have amassed 8 African Academy Award Nominations from ZAFAA in 2014 and 2016. He volunteers with the non-profit organization, Peace December, filming local talent in furtherance of his technical craftsmanship as a story teller. Storytelling has always been his passion as he intends to produce a series of feature films highlighting the many rich stories of the people from the Diaspora involving the struggles, hopes, pains, women’s issues, genital mutilations, and love.
  • Director (10 Credits)
    Long Road to Peace
    Documentary
    Allies2017
    Short
    Aphrodisiac2017
    Documentary
    Knuckle Game - Web-Series/TV Pilot2016
    Television, Web / New Media
    The Keeper2016
    Short, Web / New Media
    "Niya"2015
    Feature
    Alicia's Vengeance2014
    Duress2014
    Short
    Father Must Die2014
    Loss2014
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    Long Road to Peace
    Documentary
    Allies2017
    Short
    Aphrodisiac2017
    Documentary
    Knuckle Game - Web-Series/TV Pilot2016
    Television, Web / New Media
    The Keeper2016
    Short, Web / New Media
    "Niya"2015
    Feature
    Alicia's Vengeance2014
    Duress2014
    Short
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    Allies2017
    Short
    Knuckle Game - Web-Series/TV Pilot2016
    Television, Web / New Media
    The Keeper2016
    Short, Web / New Media
    "Niya"2015
    Feature
    Alicia's Vengeance2014
  • Acting (2 Credits)
    "Niya"2015
    Feature
    Duress2014
    Short
Best Short Film
The Keeper
Peace December International Film Festival 2016
Bronx
2016
Award of Excellence - Ensemble Cast
Knuckle Game - Web-Series/TV Pilot
WRPN Global Webisode Competition 2016
2016
Award of Merit
"Niya"
Accolades Global Film Competition 2015
2015
Official Selection
"Niya"
Olive Tree TV International Storyteller 2015
New York
2015
Official Selection
"Niya"
Peace December International Film Festival 2015
Bronx
2015
Official Selection
Knuckle Game - Web-Series/TV Pilot
Accolades Global Film Competition 2016
Official Selection
Knuckle Game - Web-Series/TV Pilot
Broken Knuckle Film Festival 2016
Seven African Academy Award Nominations
"Niya"
ZAFAA 2016
Lagos
Best Short Film Nomination
Father Must Die
ZAFAA African Academy Awards 2014
London England
College
Sacred Heart University
Masters of Film & Television Production
20132014
High School
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Institutie for Arts & Technology
Science & Performing Arts
19941998
Birth Date
December 31, 1979
Nickname
Sef
Birth City
Queens, NY
Current City
Beacon, NY
Hometown
Queens, NY
Height
6' 1''
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
African American
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
"Now that's some smiles and cries." - Denzel Washington, Training Day
When you do what you love, it's not work.
Company
Seffims Entertainment Inc.
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