Writers craft stories. Poets paint stories. Actors tell stories. Project Managers execute stories. Denardo Hepburn creates stories.
Denardo Hepburn is a prolific storyteller who enjoys crafting a story through writing, acting, and poetry, all executed with the ideals of project management.
Denardo, an International Relations graduate of The University of Western Ontario (UWO), realized his love of writing and fondness for investigation during his research-intensive courses. He honed his storytelling skills in numerous professional and volunteer capacities such as Caribbean Regional Expert, Association of International Relations Journal – UWO; Presidential Assistant, The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas; Client Research Assistant, Info-Tech Research Group; Editor-in-Chief, Online Communication – The Bahamas Educates; Freelance Writer, Diply.com; and Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
The religious satirical play Imago Dei, written by Rupert Missick, introduced Denardo to acting at the supple age of 7. Burdened with the love of performance, he acted throughout high school, joined UWO’s Summer Shakespeare Company and performed in Antony & Cleopatra and A Winter’s Tale as Philo and King Polixenes respectfully.
Upon returning home to The Bahamas in 2016, Denardo stage managed the theatrical play Til' Death Do Us Part produced by Real Laughs Network (RLN) and directed a later installment to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew in concert with the Dundas Centre for Performing Arts.
In 2018, Denardo became a Certified International Project Manager with the American Academy of Project Management. He knows that project management will aide in logically constructing narratives throughout the business of creativity.
Apr. 2018 - Nov. 2018
PRIME MINISTER'S DELIVERY UNIT
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
As a centre of government solution, the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit provides cross-governmental functions: planning, coordination, monitoring, and implementation management of the Government's 8 Key Priorities - Land Reform, Over-The-Hill, Energy, Infrastructure, Public Service Modernization, Safety & Security, Education, and Ease of Doing Business
Served as the Unit's initial Priority Manager assuming duties of the Over-The-Hill and Land Reform Key Priorities -overseeing the planning, problem mitigation, execution, and target achievement of both Key Priorities- within one month of recruitment
Spearheaded and edited a 50-page joint report for the Prime Minister, Senior Policy Advisor, and select Permanent Secretaries from the 26 Bahamian participants of the 2018 Seminar on Strategic Planning and Project Management for Bahamian Government Officials convened in the People's Republic of China. The report presents brief synopses of lectures and enterprise visits, discusses their importance to The Bahamas, and provides macro and micro recommendations for public and private sector reform
Maintained operational stakeholder relationships with all 8 agencies contributing to Land Reform targets and 12 Over-The-Hill implementing agencies
Developed macro analyses for the Prime Minister and the Chief Operating Officer, PMDU for the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which helped the same understand The Bahamas' progress and national contributions, up to Oct. 2018, toward the 2030 SD Goals
Wrote draft speeches for the Prime Minister and Land Reform Parliamentary Secretary, specifically for The Official Launch of the Serviced Lots Initiative at the Sunset Close Subdivision Extension
Helped execute the PMDU’s successful launch attended by 75 Senior Government Officials including the Prime Minister; the Cabinet; and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada
Apr. 2017 - Apr. 2018
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Foreign Service Officer
Was recruited to join the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit -the Caribbean's first Delivery Unit- staffed with top tier personnel
Handled 7 matters with legal precedent daily including child abduction cases, Bahamians incarcerated abroad, Bahamians in distress, and diplomatic flight clearances
Served on the Inter-Ministry Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) Committee, for the Head of the Legal Affairs Division, which maintained The Bahamas’ TIER One status. Widespread public awareness helped the TIP Committee obtain The Bahamas' ranking via a nationwide campaign. Therefore, I fashioned and delivered presentations to approximately 450 middle and secondary school students at 5 schools about the warning signs, implications, and pertinence of TIP
Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2015
THE BAHAMAS EDUCATES
Editor-in-Chief, Online Communication
Copy-edited all company literature for TBE’s products, value proposition, and paraphernalia for online and print use in newsletters, company correspondence, and so forth
Launched and managed a successful Facebook account and website increasing online business
Wrote, proofread, and revised digital copy for weekly blog posts; highest rated blog obtained 20,000 views
Feb. 2013 - Mar. 2014
INFO TECH RESEARCH GROUP
Client Research Assistant
Was nominated twice for Info-Tech’s Employee Recognition Award for acting with professionalism, expediency, and resilience under pressure
Drafted 6 daily research responses on IT and HR functional areas using Info-Tech research alongside expertise from Research Executive Advisory, Analysts, and Subject Matter Experts
Consulted with clients after sale to resolve problems and provide ongoing support – tracking and monitoring all inbound and outbound email engagements and general inquires
CREATIVE CURRICULUM VITAE
Height: 6"2 Eye Color: Dark Brown Hair Color: Black
Television 2015 Cheerleader Death Squad Teacher CN Pilot Production
Film 2014 Theories Detective 5 Minute Films
2014 Daughter of The King Guard M & S Marshall Productions
Theatre 2014 Within & Without The Flood Essouma Caity Quinn
2014 You Can't Take It With You Donald London Community Players
2013 All Aboard Johnny Marshall Jason Rip
2012 The Winter's Tale Polixenes Jo Devereux
2012 The Gift of The Magi James Out of Sight Productions
2011 Antony & Cleopatra Gallus/Philo Jo Devereux
2011 The Final Road Trip Dan/Gerald Out of Sight Productions
Dramatic Genres Jo Devereux The University of Western Ontario
Intro. to Acting Dr. Mary Neill The University of Western Ontario
Intro. to Film Mark Humes The University of The Bahamas
How to Audition Anthony Pichette Canadian Model & Talent Convention
Jump Start Career Shaun Royer Canadian Model & Talent Convention
Hollywood Bound Ray Miller Canadian Model & Talent Convention
Calling All Actors Marion Falk Canadian Model & Talent Convention
Nail The Audition Todd Etelson Canadian Model & Talent Convention
So You Model Celia Sears Canadian Model & Talent Convention
Modelling 101 Jorge Urena Canadian Model & Talent Convention
Modelling in NYC Lisa Frosberg Canadian Model & Talent Convention
Photo Movement Jason Brown Anita Norris Models
Basic Knowledge of Spanish & French
Photography; Write & Perform Spoken Word Poetry; Characterization
West Indian Accent, Jamaican Accent, Bahamian Accent
Storytelling is innate.
Let me help you find your voice.