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Mykal Cushnie is a Jamaican-born film director, cinematographer, and editor. He is best known for his work on the feature films “The Harder They Come” (2012) and “The Mighty Quinn” (2014). Mykal Cushnie was born on 28 December, 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended the University of the West Indies, where he studied film and television production. After graduating, he worked as a freelance cinematographer and editor for various television networks in Jamaica. In 2012, Mykal Cushnie made his feature film debut with the critically acclaimed “The Harder They Come”, which was released in Jamaica and the United States. The film was a success, and Cushnie was nominated for a Jamaican Film and Television Award for Best Cinematography. In 2014, Cushnie directed and edited the feature film “The Mighty Quinn”, which was released in Jamaica and the United States. The film was a success, and Cushnie was nominated for a Jamaican Film and Television Award for Best Director. Mykal Cushnie has also worked on several short films, including “The Last Dance” (2014), “The Road” (2015), and “The Journey” (2016). Mykal Cushnie is currently 43 years old. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Popular As Michael Edward Cushnie
Occupation Film director, cinematography, editor
Age 43 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 28 December, 1980
Birthday 28 December
Birthplace Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican

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In August 2012, Cushnie left Jamaica for Africa with Donisha Prendergsat - granddaughter of Bob Marley - and reggae singer Kelissa McDonald, to film his new documentary, 50 Days in Afrika. The documentary was filmed in 50 days and journeyed across five African countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The documentary highlighted Africa's contribution to the global film industry. The name of the documentary 50 Days in Afrika is also significant, as it was coined to recognize Jamaica's 50th celebration of independence from slavery and British rule.


His passion for telling stories would pay off, when DSE Media partnered with College Lifestyle magazine to create and produce the College Lifestyle TV series. This would lead to DSE media being hired for post production services for Barbadian international model and BET host, Leah Marville's reality series Passport 246. However, it would be Cushnie's work with the Irish-born, Jamaican producer Mark Kenny, that would establish DSE Media, and Cushnie, as one of Jamaica's premiere post production facilities. Cushnie's work on reality series The Wray & Nephew Contender and Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall, resonated throughout the industry after both shows shot to local popularity. In 2011, Cushnie used his creative direction and post production services on the Jamaican reality series Mission Catwalk, which was fashioned from Project Runway.


In 2010, in partnership with Jamaica producer Kibwe McGann, Cushnie directed and shared executive producer responsibilities on BET-Centric's lifestyle series SPLASH! which, in 2011, was commissioned to produce a second season.


In 2009, Cushnie was invited by Kimala Bennett to supervise post production on her social documentary Combing through the Roots: Politics of black hair in Jamaica. In the same year, Guyanese attorney and film director Dr Claimont Chung chose DSE Media for W.A.R. Stories, a documentary on the life of the historian, author and activist, Walter Rodney. The documentary was screened at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and at the Reggae Film Festival in late 2009 and, by January 2010, the documentary debuted in New York and in February at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Africa.


After dropping out of University, Cushnie interned at Jamaican cable station Hype TV where he tried his at hand at directing, filming, and editing. This piqued his interest as a director, which led to him directing a few music videos for Jamaican reggae-dancehall acts such as Capleton, Richie Spice, & I-Wayne under the tutelage of established directors Delano Forbes of Phase Three, and Asha Michael. In pursuit of becoming certified, Cushnie enrolled at The New York Film Academy where he studied film and script writing. In 2007, he returned to Hype Tv for a short stint, before deciding to form his own company DSE Media, an acronym for Direct. Shoot. Edit.

In 2007, Cushnie worked on two Jamaican movie projects for FireFly Films. The first was Betta Mus Come, where Cushnie was a camera operator under the direction of Jamaican film director Storm Saulter, and for the second film Candy Shop, where he retained the roll of assistant director.


Michael Edward Cushnie (born 28 December 1980) also known as Mykal Cushnie, is a Jamaican film director, film producer and editor. He is most recognized for his work on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall - the Jamaican dancehall version of American Idol, The Wray & Nephew Contender - The Jamaican version of Mark Burnett's original boxing reality series The Contender, and Mission Catwalk- The Jamaican version of Project Runway. He is the CEO of DSE Media and founder of Edward Cushnie Films.