Jard Lerebours (He/They) is a queer community oriented Jamaican-Haitian filmmaker, writer and curator who creates exploratory pieces in service of venerating his ancestors and putting image to theory. He is an active member of the Meerkat Media Artist Collective. Jard’s practice straddles the worlds of cinema and video art. He approaches filmmaking as a conversation between friends and family guided by their loving West Indian upbringing in Long Island.

As a curator, Jard’s first program “Samkofa” in collaboration with Film Diary NYC featured genre defying and experimental work by Black filmmakers. Their next program “the land of wood and water” with cinemóvil nyc provided a much needed space to showcase work by Jamaican filmmakers. Jard’s latest program “Samkofa 2” continues the important work of building community and collaboration among Black filmmakers operating outside traditional documentary and fiction.

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 BAM, Third Horizon Film Festival, The Atlanta Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Union Docs, Maysles Documentary Center, DCTV, NFFTY, Film Diary NYC, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Southern Fried Queer Pride, Out on Film, VAEFF and others.

Jard’s writing practice expands on his filmic work around Black culture, identity and art. His work has been published by several media outlets including Office Magazine, Forgotten Lands, Issay Magazine and OnlyChild Mag.  

Email Jard at jardlerebours@gmail.com for inquiries.