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Dahkil Hausif

Professional Storyteller

Work experience


Senior Editor

  • Editing television commercials and music videos for broadcast and web with clients like Pepsi, D-Box, the Skimm
  • Creative direction and copywriting
  • Project development.

Director / Writer / Editor

Sunshowah Films

 2016 - "...The Harder They Fall" Feature 

              In pre-production

2008 - "Shades of Brooklyn Vol. 1" Short

             • Licensed & aired on HBO from 2009 to 2011

             • Official Selection of the 2009 American Black Film Festival HBO Short                        Film Competition 

2005 - "Eye Jammy" Short

             • Official Selection Urban World/ Vibe Film Festival 2006

             • Aired on 2007 BETJ The Best Shorts Program

             • Winner: January 2007

             • Winner Best Short: Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival 2007

             • Best “Under the Influence” Film: Hip-Hop Odyssey Film Festival 2007

             • Official Selection: S.E. Manly Short Film Festival 2006

             • Official Selection: Imagenation Film & Music Festival 2006

             • Official Selection: Hollywood DV Festival 2007

             • Official Selection: Hollywood Black Film Festival 2007

2001 - "rev' o. lu, shun" Short

              • Winner Best Short Film Philadelphia International Film Festival 2002

              • Official Selection: National Black Programming Consortium 2001

              • Official Selection: Hollywood Black Film Festival 2002

              • Official Selection: Roxbury Film Festival

              • Official Selection: Doughboy’s Dozens Film Showcase 2002

              • Official Selection: Imagenation’s Urban World Showcase 2001

Sunshowah Filmography


Organizing Member

Ecovillagers Alliance
  • Leadership position in a real estate investment co-op company, looking to build ecovillages in urban environments.
Dec 2011Present

Voice Over Talent

Innovative Artists

The voice of ESPN's 30 for 30 commercials and voice over work for other clients such as:  Verizon, Sprite, the NFL, Vitamin Water, the ESPYs, Howard Stern, Circuit City and Coke

Dahkil Hausif's Voice Over Reel

Oct 2008Jun 2016

Film Editor

Spot Welders

• Editing commercials for clients such as Verizon, Puma, Jeep, Chevy, Converse,     ESPN, Pepsi, Mt. Dew, Rite Aid, Microsoft,, BMW, EA Sports, Cooper Tires, Rushcard & Champs Sports

• Boards Magazine's 2010 "First Boards Award" Rising Star in Editing Finalist

• Highly Proficient editing on Avid, FCP 7 & Adobe Premiere


Board of Trustees

Corlears School

• Served on the board of a private, progressive school in Manhattan, focused on early education.  

2012 - 2013 - Chair of the Diversity Committee

             • Responsible for examining all school policies to see how they related to                      diversity and social justice.

             •  Worked with the Head of school and parent diversity committee in the                         formation of the school's first diversity mission statement.

             •  Task force leader on Diversity in the school's Strategic Planning process

2013 - 2015 - Chair of the Advancement Committee

             •  Worked with the Board Chair and Head of School in developing and                             implementing new Annual Fund measures, Auction strategies, and                                 Capital Campaign completion

Aug 1998Feb 2005

Assistant Editor

Mad River Post

Worked as an assistant editor learning all aspects of post-production including prepping for color, conform and mixes.  Also handled all forms of media including analog (film, dat, 3/4", etc) and digital (omfs, HD, etc).

2006 - "Our Time Is Up"  Oscar nominated short film

             • Assistant Editor and Post Production Supervisor



B.S. Television, Radio & Film

Syracuse University - Newhouse School of Public Communications

•  Minor - African American Studies

•  1996 - 1998 - Host of "The Rap Attack" Saturdays from 10pm - 2am WPJZ Z89

•  1995 - 1996 - Host of "The Milk Crates Show" Tuesday from 11p - 2am WERW

•  1996 - 1998 - Executive Producer - "The Rhythm" UUTV