Jard Lerebours (he/they) is a community oriented queer Jamaican-Haitian filmmaker, writer and curator who creates exploratory pieces in service of venerating his ancestors and putting image to theory. He grew up surrounded by a diverse community of Black and Latinx folks in Central Islip, NY and draws inspiration from his West Indian roots. Jard’s practice straddles the worlds of cinema and video art. They approach filmmaking as a conversation between friends and family guided by their loving West Indian upbringing.

As a curator, Jard’s first program “Samkofa” in collaboration with Film Diary NYC featured genre defying and experimental work by Black filmmakers. His last program “the land of wood and water” with cinemóvil nyc provided a much needed space to showcase work by Jamaican filmmakers. Most recently, they served as an NYC pod moderator for the last iteration of The Flaherty Film Seminar centered around Queer World-Mending.

Jard’s film work includes the Babylon Red Trilogy which consists of the short films Pandrog, Coconut and Zion. The trilogy explores gender, masculinity, Rastafarianism, Buddhism and notions of home. His work has been showcased internationally by Atlanta Film Festival, Berlin Short Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, NFFTY, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Southern Fried Queer Pride, Out on Film, VAEFF and others.

Jard’s nonfiction and poetry has been published by several outlets including Office Magazine, Issay Magazine, Onlychild Magazine and Mask Magazine. He has been a featured poet in readings across Long Island and Brooklyn.

Email Jard at jardlerebours@gmail.com for inquiries.