"Made in NY" PA of the Month

Darryl Prevost

Each month we showcase an individual who participated in the "Made in NY" PA Training Program. Click here for information on the free, month-long program developed in conjunction with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and designed to create job opportunities for New Yorkers, connect New Yorkers with employers in the industry, and educate production assistants on how to work collaboratively with the communities in which they shoot.

Darryl Prevost November 1, 2011 - Darryl Prevost’s interest in film production began at an early age while watching his dad do camera work in his native country Haiti. He always wanted to go to film school, but couldn’t afford it. After hearing about the “Made in NY” PA Training Program, which prepares young New Yorkers for entry-level jobs in film and television, he decided to apply and eventually became part of Cycle 19.

Coming into the program, Prevost didn’t know what to expect, but after a few days he knew it was worth it. “The discipline required while attending and completing the course was what I needed at the time,” he said. “It prepared me for the day-to-day production assistant hustle and bustle.”

Since graduating from the program in August 2010, Prevost has worked on productions including Too Big to Fail, “Blue Bloods,” and Premium Rush, a feature film coming out in 2012. He is currently working on the indie film Bad Parents, and will soon be traveling to Virginia for a History Channel production.

Prevost’s experience of the industry has been very positive so far. “My favorite part about working in production is the vast amount of people you get to meet, the places you get to go and also taking part in something that requires tremendous amounts of energy from start to finish.”

The Brooklyn resident now aspires to work on a Spike Lee set and eventually become a DGA Assistant Director. But that’s just the short-term goal. Further down the line, he hopes to “produce several major motion pictures, direct a few features and win a few Oscars for Best Picture.”

Prevost’s advice to future “Made in NY” PAs is to stay disciplined and focus on the bigger picture. “Challenges will occur that may make you stray from this profession and your goals, so you need to focus and remember why you are in this business,” he said. “Also, network, network and network.”

Interested in learning more about the “Made in NY” PA Training Program? Click here.


2012
Diana Klein
Klarissa Jackson
Estelle Francois
Meaghan "Lyric" Perez
Orla Manning
Lee Walker
Chantelle "Telly" Geathers
Jevonne Bowman
Bryant Donohue

2011
Darryl Prevost
Karen Choy
Terry Perry
Tashia Valverde
James Adames
Anna Wong
Madeline Kossman
Rodney Byerson
Edgar Velez


2010
Justin Wong
Erick Charles
Teena Marie Delerme-Lugo
Key Soto
Antonio Green
Paulo Marquez
Jennifer Santos
Martin Peterson
Patrick Raphael
Will Mahr
Heyward Thomas

2009
Willie Leon
Shannon Olivaria
Dorothy Hall
Deshawne Jackson
Katiana Noel
Mike Represa
Chastity Thomas
Yancy Rodriguez
Alexander Etseyatse

2008
Nicalena Iovino
Jay Scala
Brian Hightower
Jonathan Wu
Alma Bruderman
Coleridge (Ahsaan) Mitchell
Nelson Quinones
Paul Hernandez
Crystal Jackson

2007
Sky Dietrich
Tsahai Wilson
JC Mendoza
Myo Campbell
Gabrielle Rivera
Yves Wilson