Kimala Bennett


  • Mount Holyoke College: South Hadley, MA; Bachelor of Arts Candidate May 2004
  • Major: Psychology; Minor: Film Production
  • Relevant Courses: Advance Documentary Film, Introduction to Documentary Film, Independent Study Summer 2003 (Directed/Edited Documentary of Jamaican Maroon )Video Production 1 &2 Introduction to Film Studies
  • University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television Summer 2003


The Production L.A.B.
Managing Director

  • Direct/Produce television commercials, music videos, tv shows and documentaries

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

  • Intern in the music video division. Worked closely with executive producers and assistants. Developed visual presentations, conducted research, reviewed directors reels, assisted directors on set and performed general office administrative duties.
  • Assisted“head of video production” with all aspects of pre-production and wrapping jobs.
  • Assisted the Director of Communications/ compiling press kits for various music video and commercial directors such as David Lachapelle, Joseph Khan, Chris Robinson, X, Paul Hunter and many others.

Miscellaneous Music Video Production Experience
Summer 2004

  • Assisted in the writing and development of treatments and shot lists
  • Developed directors/artists press kits, including bios, credit lists and press articles

Second Assistant Director

  • Reported to the second assistant director for the scheduling of eighty extras on the set of Young Buck’s music video “Shorty Wanna Ride” directed by Gil Green

Production Assistant
Mad House/Atlantic Records
November 2004

  • Directed music videos for Atlantic recording artist Cham ( formally known as Baby Cham) “That’s How I Ride” and “Hood” Reggae Summer fest: Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Summer 2000-2002

Artist –Coordinator 

  • Ensured that conditions of the riders/contracts were met including hotel reservations,meal plan, and transportation to and from the venue
  • Coordinated all activities involving artists which included pre and post performance interviews/ press conferences, artists include Sean Paul, Ja Rule, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Beenie Man and Jay Z

Production Assistant
Summer 1997-1999

  • Publicized and marketed events through press releases and created flyers for distribution
  • Performed general office administrative duties which included answering the phones and filing

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

  • Organized and staged an island wide model search that was televised throughout the country
  • Secured venues on the island by contacting major hotels and banquet halls
  • Interviewed and selected judges to participate in the event
  • Publicized the event in major island media outlets
  • Arranged auditions by packaging audition requirements and criteria and notified chosen models

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

  • Chief administrator of my residence hall
  • Responsible for coordinating hall meetings, communicating College policy, and overseeing the general operation of the residence hall.
  • Primary liaison to the Residential Life Office and other college offices
  • Production assistant for the following music videos: Will Smith “Switch”; Nelly “Flap Your Wings”; Mase “Welcome Back”; Van Hunt “Down Here In Hell".

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