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Michael Jenkins

Producer,Director Co founder Blak Wave

Michael Jenkins is a self-shooting director/producer of film and TV. He is extremely motivated to bring well-told and untold stories to as wide an audience as possible and believes passionately in the role of film as an engine for change and understanding. Recently voted among the 100 most influential people in Bristol in the BME power list 2018.

An award winning filmmaker he won Best Short film for ‘Check the Label’ at The Royal Television Society Awards 2018 and won two BBC Local Radio Gillard Awards for the Diversity and Community award categories.

He launched the only black owned TV Production Company in the Southwest called Blak Wave – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england- bristol-50154597

In 2015 he was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary in 2015 – ‘Michael and the mummers’ – following him as he makes one of his films. Currently in post production on a short film he has written and directed called Pickney, funded by the BFI.

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Nominated by Babita Bahal ,  Head of Creative Diversity

Michael Jenkins is co-founder of Blak Wave Productions, a self shooting producer, director and writer of tv & film. He is motivated to bring untold and unheard stories to as wide an audience as possible. He has won multiple awards including Best Short film for ‘Check the Label’ at The Royal Television Society Awards 2018 and two BBC Local Radio Gillard Awards for Diversity and Community. He recently directed ‘The Shadow of Slavery’, as part of the Channel 4 series ‘Take your knee off my neck’ and also a short spoken word film for BBC Arts called ‘We are not virus’. He was voted one of the most influential people in the Bristol BME Powerlist 2018.

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Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African


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