A film is a collective project, with thousands of people involved in its production. While everyone remembers the actors, directors, or singers, other key personas associated with the film don’t get much credit and recognition. One of them is the Cinematographer, who beautifully captures the film and yet is ignored many times. But there have been some people who made a name for themselves in this industry and one of them is Haitian Born Cinematographer/Director Roodmy Poulard.
Roodmy began his journey as a trained hip-hop dancer and got hands-on experience at the camera when he was roped in to produce a music video. The project made him curious about the job and then he decided to explore the field more.
After a series of successful stints as a music video producer, Poulard was roped in for filming Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamoth’s documentary. The experience enhanced Poulard’s perspective towards filmmaking and also helped him to grab projects with other South African ministers as well.
After shooting successful documentaries, Poulard wanted to achieve more, he wanted to explore filmmaking deeply. This was when he decided to move on to New York and this was the time when he met his mentor, Marc Baptiste, a renowned photographer, and director.
During his tenure with Baptiste, he worked on a project for Quincy Brown. By then, Roomy had gained enough experience to produce a masterpiece. His skills and cinematic brilliance were at par compared to any professional cinematographer. Quincy Brown not only loved his work but also encouraged him to move to LA to broaden his horizons. Despite having a good amount of previous projects in his portfolio, Roomy had to start from zero. But he had so much faith in himself and his skills that he only needed a camera to envision the future that was waiting for him with a lot of opportunities.
Now, he is continuously working on some fabulous projects with some big names and is building a name for himself in Hollywood . Currently located in LA, he works with Sean Combs as a cinematographer for “Puff Daddy”. He has adopted a more crystal clear approach and his projects involve a considerable amount of storytelling and elements of drama as well. His over-the-top skills have also helped him to secure prestigious projects with Netflix, Pandora, Revolt, and HBO. Poulard’s journey is indeed inspiring, motivating, and a lesson for everyone that no matter what path you choose you to have to beat all the odds to reach the Mount Rushmore of Success.