Film & Television Director
"Without a strong creative vision, your director is just a technician."
From big budget to independent, Vashmere Valentine can handle it all! As a 36x award-winning, 24x nominated film director, Vashmere shows mastery over a number of skill sets, from knowing how to communicate with actors, to understanding the physical requirements for accomplishing a shot, to editing the final product perfectly.
Most directors just tell the story, but what separates Vashmere from other directors is his creative vision. Vashmere's ability to bring a new and unique voice to the big screen has placed him as one of the most sought out directors in Atlanta.
At only 20 years old, Vashmere Valentine began his acting career by appearing in various television commercials, on NBC’s Law & Order, and MTV’s VJ For A Day. Vashmere Valentine’s acting abilities were quickly acknowledged by Chris Rock when the actor and comedian chose Vashmere to read over the first script of the DreamWorks’ 2003 comedy, “Head of State.” In 2010, he turned his focus to storytelling and wrote the children’s book series, “The Dream Stowaway, “The Dream Stowaway in Forgotten Dreams,” and “Michael’s Wonderful World.”
After publication, Vashmere took on the title of head writer and film director for Good Screenplays where he created and developed the pilot for an animated cartoon series to be based on his books.
Since then, he has gone on to build his portfolio with Good Screenplays helping to create pilots for various networks and working closely with well-known entertainers such as DJ Headkrack, Arnes Spears, and Kim Fields. In addition to being the company’s head writer, Vashmere is also the director and works as its creative entertainment consultant or CEC. Further pursuing his career in film, Vashmere attended AIU in Atlanta where he began working towards his BFA in media production studying closely under his film mentor Professor Jason Rodgers.
In 2016, Vashmere was hired by CoLab Productions as director and screenwriter for “Voyage to the Moon,” a short film intended to raise awareness for child abuse, and later that year, Vashmere took on the role of creative director and screenplay writer for “Off-Beat,” a comedy that many are calling the next “Rush Hour.” Vashmere’s most recent projects include the 45x award-winning fantasy short film, “The Wish and the Wisp,” which has won multiple film festivals in both the United States and several countries abroad. Vashmere is currently working on “Monster Con” an upcoming action/horror film while still finishing his college education.
Photos provided by: GoodScreenplays.com