Jowan Carbin

Jowan Carbin

Carbin Pictures, LLC

Director, editor and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Jowan

Born and raised in California's Bay Area, Jowan Carbin departed for Southern California directly after high school. As an undergraduate, Jowan pursued the craft of acting, receiving a B.A. in Theatre with a minor in film from the University of Southern California's prestigious Film School. Soon after, Jowan set off for the other coast where he cultivated his talent, ultimately receiving an M.F.A. in film from Columbia University. Mr. Carbin's short film "Welcome to Life" garnered numerous accolades, from the Directors Guild of America and Palm Springs International Film Festival, to the Regional Student Academy Awards and Sundance.

Name: Jowan Carbin

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Carbin Pictures, LLC

Occupation: Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter


  • DGA East Coast Student Filmmaker Award (African-American), DGA Student Awards

  • Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival

  • Best Live Action Under 15 Minutes (Student Award), Palm Springs International ShortFest 2003

  • Official Selection, 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival

  • HBO Short Film Award Nominee

  • Regional Finalist, Student Academy Awards


  • Welcome to Life

    Welcome to Life (2003)
    Film Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Editor


  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Columbia University Film Division (New York, NY)

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