Meet the Director: Casiano R. Hamer ("Gift of Magi")
Gift of the Magi • 3m 4s
Casiano Roman Hamer is a writer/director based in New York City. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Film and TV at NYU. He is also a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and a minor in Creative Writing.
He is originally from Chicago, IL and grew up in Bridgeport, CT. He is of mixed ethnicities being both African-American and Cuban American and has used his experience to express the complexities of finding personal identity through film.
Through his experiences in film he has been able to support a scholarship program through a narrative thesis film, contribute to an educational curriculum in Harlem, NYC, and create video content for fashion, documentary, and music entertainment companies (RevoltTV/PublicRecord/TechRow,etc.). He values the combination of filmmaking for its potential to represent marginalized communities, philanthropy and to entertain. He will continue to pursue these potentials in his future of narrative/documentary filmmaking.