Riyadh Rahaman: Filmmaker, Youtuber, Videographer
Riyadh Rahaman is an award-winning 22-year-old Trinidadian filmmaker with a passion for creating high-quality, local films and is most known for his unique and creative abilities in storytelling including the genres of comedy, drama, and thriller. He graduated from St. Stephen’s College in 2018 and completed a 2-month intensive filmmaking course at Maine Media Workshops + College in the fall of 2019 and is currently pursuing his dream of becoming a full-time filmmaker.
He has amassed an audience of over 27,000 followers on his various social media platforms following his work in film and has become the youngest self-taught filmmaker to be selected for 4 consecutive years in the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. In 2020 he won his first film festival, becoming the Overall Jury Prize Winner of ‘The Very Short Shorts Mobile Film Competition’ with his film ‘Before It’s Too Late’. His 2019 submission ‘The Lagahoo’ was aired twice on local TV station TTT as part of their ‘Live for Local’ series also gaining him an interview on the TTT Now Morning Show with Lisa Wickham. He was also interviewed twice by the Trinidad Express newspaper in 2019 for his crime short film ‘Red Alert’ which is some of his best work.