Kaleb D’Aguilar is an award-winning writer/director who resides between London and his homeland Jamaica. He is a Commonwealth Shorts: Caribbean Voices (2021) recipient who holds an MA in Directing from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BSc. in Anthropology from the University of the West Indies. 

Working across disciplines, Kaleb is interested in highlighting ‘the everyday’, and often explores reoccurring themes of familial bonds, migration, gender and sexuality. He is particular interested in how these themes manifest in and create nuanced, intersectional identities within the Black and Caribbean lived experience. 

His latest short, No Entry, explores how a mother attempts to preserve the relationship with her son and the safety in her home, whilst facing the effects of the Windrush Scandal and the British Government’s Hostile Environment Policy. After screening at over 15 film festivals and winning several awards, No Entry is now available on Soleil Space and American Airlines in-flight entertainment. 

Kaleb is currently developing his first feature, The Fisherboy, which was a selected script for the 2021/2022 Feature Film Lab by the Jamaica Film & Television Association and British Council. He is also serving as an adjunct lecturer in the film department at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.


MA Filmmaking: Directing Fiction, Goldsmiths University of London, 2019 - 2021

BSc. Anthropology, University of the West Indies, 2014 - 2017

Labs & Residencies

2023 Rosemary’s House Writing Residency, September 2023 with Jake Brunger

2021 - 2022 JAFTA & British Council Feature Film Lab

2021 Commonwealth Foundation “Caribbean Voices Film Series”

2020 PREE Writing Studio

2016 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival & RBC Focus “Filmmakers Immersion”

2014 Sustainable Theatre Workshop

Published Writing

Bookmarked: PREE New Caribbean Writing

New Voices: Selected by Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2017 - 2020


2022 Best Student Film at Cornwall Film Festival - “No Entry”

2019 Michael Cooke Prize for Poetry - National Library of Jamaica

2019 Gatffest Film Festival Pitching Competition Winner - “Sonshine”