Jean Jean Poster

Biography

A Dominican-Haitian actor and filmmaker, Jean Jean has earned the award Coral to the Best male performance at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana, Cuba 2017) and the Best Iberoamerican Actor at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, by his first starring role in "Woodpeckers" (Jose María Cabral, 2017), the dominican Oscar & Goya contender. He began his career in dominican theatre, training at the "Angel Haché Performance Laboratory" of the National School of Dramatic Arts. He has worked with the Grupo de Teatro Orgánico in several critically acclaimed plays, including "An enemy of the people" by Henrik Ibsen, "Paradise" by Pedro Antonio Valdez and "La Peste de Estos Días" by Angelo Valenzuela. At the same time, he took his first steps into the emergent Dominican film industry playing minor roles in films such as "Viajeros", "Operación Patakón", "Hermafrodita", "La cárcel de la Victoria", "La Soga" and "Ladrones a domicilio".

After his training at the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV, Cuba) having graduated from the Chair of Documentary in 2011, he returned to acting performing in films such as "Locki 7", "Isla Rota" and "Y a Dios que me perdone". He's also nominated in the category of Best Foreign Actor in the IRIS Dominican Movie Awards in 2017 for his performance in "Cuentas por cobrar".

Nowadays, he continues to work as an actor, while developing his career in directing. He realized his first feature documentary film Si bondye vle, Yuli (God willing, Yuli) in 2015. It has received the award of Best Documentary in festivals such as the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival in Toronto, Rencontres Cinémas Martinique and the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, where it also garnered Amnesty International's Human Rights Award.