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One of our graduates from Digital Film Academy class of 2013, Mr. Jamal Solomon, recently worked on an indie film starring one of the top female rappers in the USA.
The movie Angelfish tells a uniquely New York love story. It is set in the Bronx in the 90s; it follows two people from two very different backgrounds as they become emotionally entangled. Eva (played by Destiny Frasqueri / Princess Nokia) and Brendan (Jimi Stanton) are the star-crossed lovers.
For those who don’t recognize the name, Destiny Frasqueri is better known by her stage name Princess Nokia. She is an American rapper of Puerto Rican descent and a big name in the NYC hip hop community noted for her albums such as Honeysuckle, Metallic Butterfly and 1992 Deluxe.
The ‘Angelfish’ movie received reviews from Variety, Los Angeles Times and the Hollywood Reporter. We are particularly pleased to note that one of the articles singled out our film school graduate Jamal for his ‘sleepily gorgeous cinematography’, as they put it.
VIDEO: Jamal describes what it’s like to study at Digital Film Academy and see some clips of Princess Nokia in action
See our program in action, at our New York City Film School