Speaker Jadiel Dowlin

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Jadiel Dowlin

Actor | Filmmaker

Istmo Productions

Jadiel's career as an Emmy nominated actor (on Amazon Prime, Nickelodeon, Netflix, PBS Kids) sparked a passion to create genre-driven Film & TV that's irresistible B.A.I.T. (Bold Authentic Illuminating Thrilling). Jadiel's penchant for creating captivating socially aware stories that are rich with culture stems from his Afro Latino heritage, fluency in Spanish, and travels to dozens of countries. At 22, he's one of the youngest WGC members, and has several projects in development with notable producers, studios, and networks. He was awarded Toronto Metropolitan University's President's Entrance "full ride" Scholarship for a bachelor's in Philosophy & Film Studies and has written for Cartoon Network and TVO Kids. Hollywood Reporter named him as "One of Canada's Rising Stars," and Playback listed him as one of Canada's Top 10 Talent to Watch in 2021. Through his producer label "Istmo Productions" he's thrilled to be the first youth to enact inclusive change as a board member on the Youth Media Alliance!


Speaking on: Shaw Rocket Presents: Being Seen Breakfast – Creating & commissioning more inclusive children's content

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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