Kevin Jackson (Jamaica Observer) highlights the career of music video director and film producer Jerome Hyde, whose parents hail from Duhaney Park and Spanish Town, Jamaica. Hyde has worked on major films, television shows, and videos for hip hop and reggae acts. The director is now on the island for the Jamaica Film Festival. [Here are excerpts; see the link below for full article.]
Currently in Kingston for the inaugural Jamaica Film Festival, the 30-year-old Washington DC native wants to learn more about the latest production trends, as well as share some of his knowledge and experience. “My main reason for attending the Jamaica Film Festival is to learn from it. Although I have 10 years’ experience, I’m never too old to learn. So going to the festival, I wanted to see what’s there to offer and what I can offer,” he said.
Hyde was born in the American Capitol, but his parents are from Duhaney Park and Spanish Town. He studied film at Howard University in his hometown, and earned a Master’s Degree in Visual Effects from Savannah College of Arts and Design in Georgia.
Hyde began working in film as a production assistant on the hit Martin Lawrence comedy Big Momma’s House. He was a part of the production crew for the reality series Most Haunted Live, and later worked as production coordinator for Single Ladies, the drama-comedy which airs on VH1.
He has done videos for American rapper Wale (White Shoes) as well as singjay Bugle, including Move Dem featuring Julian Marley. [. . .] His most recent video is My Town by Jamaican rapper Magazeen and Wale. Both acts are signed to rapper Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group label.
The My Town video was inspired by the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed while being accosted by police in Long Island, New York, last July. [. . .]
For full article, see http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Hyde-behind-the-camera_19205163