Kimala Bennett

Kimala Bennett is a Film Director and Video Producer who lives and works in Jamaica.



Kimala Bennett

"It has to be believable" is the motto that repeatedly runs through the twenty-four year old film director  Kimala Bennett ‘s mind whenever she is doing a music video, documentary or any other video production
Kimala has recently completed her degree in Psychology with a minor in film studies at Mount Holyoke College and is now aiming to be one of the best directors in the film fraternity.
Kimala got her first taste of directing music videos when she came back to Jamaica to do a documentary on Nanny of the Maroons which was funded through the summer research scholarship at Mount Holyoke College.

After the completion of her documentary she thought it would be a good opportunity   to utilize her skills to direct a music video for her brother Nicky B, an up and coming dancehall singer, with virtually no budget. The video was an instant hit with the teenage audience in Jamaica and launched Nicky B’s career in a serious way.
After graduating form Mount Holyoke College  Kimala interned at  HSI productions one of the leading Music Video/commercial companies in Los Angeles where she had the opportunity to work with the likes of Paul Hunter, Little X, and Chris Robinson.  Having worked with some of the big guns in the business Kimala realizes that she still has a lot to learn and she also knows now that this is what she wants to do with the rest of her life.
To date Kimala has directed ten music videos including one for Atlantic recording artist Baby Cham .
Kimala is presently directing a documentary on music video director Hype Williams and will be on set with him in South Africa next year for his second feature film. (Content provided by Kimala Bennett 2008)



Kimala Bennett



The Production L.A.B.
Managing Director

H.S.I. Productions, Culver City, Los Angeles
Summer 2004

Miscellaneous Music Video Production Experience
Summer 2004

Second Assistant Director

Production Assistant
Mad House/Atlantic Records
November 2004

Artist –Coordinator 

Production Assistant
Summer 1997-1999

CVM-TV, Kingston, Jamaica
Summer 2002
Production Co-ordinator

Office of Residential Life,
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley Massachusetts
Hall President

[Content provided by Kimala Bennett]

Gallery 1

Kimala Bennett

See Sanjay's song "Lonely" go from concepts in a storyboard to the completed music video.

 Panel 1
Panel 2
 Panel 3

 PDF version

Gallery 2

Clips from Kimala Bennett’s documentary "The Politics of Black Hair in jamaica"



Gallery Index

Gallery Index


Interviews Index

Interview 1

Patricia Saunders interviews Kimala Bennett about Sanjay's "Man of My Word"



Interview 2

Kimala Bennett comments on D'Angel's "Blaze"



Interview 3

Kimala Bennett is interviewed about Sean Paul’s "Back it Up"



Interview 4

Kimala Bennett discusses Tami Chynn’s "Over and Over Again"



Interview 5

Patricia Saunders interviews Kimala Bennett  about "The Politics of Black Hair in jamaica" and other documentary work.

Interview Index

Interview Index

Pat Saunders interviews Kimala Bennett

  • Interview 1
    • Patricia Saunders interviews Kimala Bennett about Sanjay's Man of My Word (audio/video)
  • Interview 2
    • Kimala Bennett comments on D'Angel's Blaze (audio/video)
  • Interview 3
    • Kimala Bennett is interviewed about Sean Paul's Back it Up (audio/video)
  • Interview 4
    • Kimala Bennett discusses Tami Chynn's Over and Over Again(audio/video)
  • Interview 5