Jahmel Holden

Education: Emory Univ. & Columbia College Hollywood, B.A., Cinema & TV Production

Jahmel is an accomplished filmmaker who received the prestigious AMPAS grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences while studying cinematography and directing at Columbia College Hollywood. He has produced and directed promotional content for numerous well-known artists and companies, including Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Pharrell Williams, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Dr. Dre, and Oprah Winfrey. Jahmel also co-produced the feature film Cru, which made history at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) by winning five awards, including Best Film. He has provided production services for major industry players such as AMPAS (for the 2023 Oscars), Netflix, Amazon, and the Viacom family (Nickelodeon, MTV, BET). He has also directed and produced the travel docu-series “Black Girl Khronicles,” which takes viewers to locations such as London, Paris, Iceland, and Morocco. Jahmel is passionate about both film production and art curation, having curated art events and created art installations. In addition to his work in the film industry, he has traveled to Colombia to participate in community service initiatives and strengthen his intermediate Spanish skills. He has led several student travel programs, including a photo workshop in Yellowstone National Park.