If there is one thing that best-selling book author and film director Jimmy Dasaint knows all too well, it is that the past does not control his future. Turning his back from a life of crime, selling drugs on the streets, and learning from his time while in incarceration have opened new doors to him no one can shut. Just recently, Dasaint’s film The Karma Effect was awarded Best Film at the L.A. Indie Film Festival, a concrete depiction of how the film director turned his life around after his incarceration.
Also written by Dasaint, The Karma Effect tells the story of Raymond “Karma” Jackson, who comes home after spending five years in prison. His homecoming, however, is faced with pain and shock as his younger sister commits suicide after being sexually molested. Determined to get justice, Jackson sets out on a personal vendetta to find the man responsible for his sister’s demise. Jimmy Dasaint’s presentation of raw emotions is gripping and highly relatable for many audiences. The Karma Effect is expected to be available on Amazon Prime and Tubi T.V. by the end of April. At present, Dasaint’s documentary titled American Hustler is available on Amazon Prime.
Apart from his thriving career as a film director, Dasaint also owns Dasaint Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company that produces films, feature films, and concerts. The Philadelphia-based film enthusiast is also a music producer and has been recognized for his exceptional work in hip-hop. Additionally, the thriving entrepreneur has been recently named lifestyle editor of Black Philadelphia Magazine.
Jimmy Dasaint is also a well-respected and best-selling author. He has successfully published 25 novels and is working on releasing four new books this 2021. His best-selling series Black Scarface has sold more than 300,000 copies across the world. The Black Scarface is a four-book series that reveals the story of Norman “Face” Smith Jr., a young boy who aspires to become wealthy and powerful no matter what it takes. The second book in the series is titled The Rise of an American Kingpin, followed by The Wrath of Face, and concludes with the Live a King, Die a Legend.
Interestingly, Jimmy Dasaint’s productivity and drive for the arts did not die down when he was arrested in 2000 by the FBI for cocaine distribution. He became the first federal inmate to get a three-book publishing deal. While in prison, he jumpstarted Dasaint Entertainment and began building his brand.
Most people would think that being in prison robs a man of his dreams. On the contrary, prison offered a different kind of motivation to Dasaint. His determination to make something good out of his life outweighed his regret of doing what he did to deserve incarceration. While in prison, Jimmy Dasaint made every effort to serve as a role model in his community – that taking responsibility for his misdeeds is honorable and life can still be beautiful despite being convicted.
Jimmy Dasaint looks forward to spending the rest of his years as an entrepreneur, writer, and director, contributing to the growth of his community and inspiring others to pursue their dreams relentlessly even if they fall down along the way. Seeing Dasaint Entertainment become one of the biggest entertainment companies in the country is something that he looks forward to. As he continues to push forward, leaving his past behind, he hopes that people will find hope in his personal story.