I was a Math major at Presentation College, San Fernando. Left Pres in ’88 for San Fernando Technical Institute to do Business Management. Interdepartment football and free food in the cafe were the highlights there. Wrote the exam but left without results to take up an academic/athletic scholarship at St Francis College. Pursued Aviation Administration for 2 years until the Communications bug bit me.
Switched major and pretty soon was passionate about television production. Graduated Cum Laude, (whatever that means) with the Thomas J. Cuite Prize for Communications in ’94. Worked a few years in NYC before returning home to Trinidad.
Landed a video editor post at Heaven Inc (a post production facility shared by Banyan and Earth Television). Built a strong portfolio on major television broadcast items: editing credits on the Sunday Guardian TVC updates (created by Chris Cozier), music videos for David Rudder, Colin Lucas, Nigel and Marvin, Machel Montano and many others. Then came the Westwood Park Series; worked both 2nd camera and editor on 4 0f the 6 seasons. Took a break from editing and spent a year in Italy (The Good Brother-in-Law) then secured myself some more funding through the OAS to pursue the ITP program at Tisch, NYU.
Returned home and landed a Ministry of Education stint at RCLRC Media Department as Graphic Artist/Editor and simultaneous evening gig at Gayelle the Channel. Now self employed as a freelance multimedia professional. Making print, web and video come alive with my own Caribbean based perspective, flavoured with “first world” flirtation.