OLU8 Film Realized founder ShakaJamal is a culturally innovative artist and filmmaker from Oakland, California. His many experiences as film producer, director, cinematographer, editor, writer, performing artist, and music producer bring a distinctive and invaluable perspective to any venture. He is a graduate of Tuskegee University where he earned a BA in History. He received a  Master’s of Fine Arts in Cinema at San Francisco State University. His passion is working with youth at the grassroots level, guiding them on expressive paths of self realization through multi-media and indigenous wisdom. Shaka Jamal is the first filmmaker from Oakland, CA to receive the Game Changers Fellowship which lead him to premiere a series of micro-documentaries in New York at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His work has premiered both nationally and internationally, on television, and in numerous film festivals.