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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.
Welcome to Life
Film Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Editor
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