D-Day

Tamika R. Guishard
Tamika R. Guishard

Tamika R. Guishard is a writer/director with the “mind of a storyteller, heart of a teacher and soul of a dancer”.  A first-generation American, born of Kittitian (West Indian) heritage in East New York, she applied to NYU Graduate Film from teaching middle school Social Studies in her hometown with the ultimate goal of resurrecting the afterschool special.  Since then, she's continued to thrive at the potent intersection of art and education and has made it her life's work.  Having been recognized by Oscar-qualifying film festivals (Cleveland International & Atlanta), and Hollywood Foreign Press for her narrative shorts as well as featured at Harvard's Center for Educational Policy Research and Austin's SXSWedu for her pedagogical video expertise, Tamika's cultivated a unique skillset for telling powerful, purposeful stories—even serving as a Park Ranger at Manhattan's African Burial Ground to produce webisodes for the launch of Ken Burns' "The National Parks: America's Best Idea".  Tamika is based in NYC and slated to shoot her first feature film "D-Day" in Fall '16, a script that's been in the making for seven years.  With the inaugural Women Cinematographers' Grant from Digital Bolex, she is excited to finally bring this dance and issue-driven epic to the screen.

Email: bgoodfilmtv@gmail.com