Gustavius Renwick is an award-winning writer/director from Nassau, Bahamas. With interests in design, writing, and acting, he studied theater at Florida A&M University and later worked in Nassau as a staff reporter for The Tribune newspaper. Renwick has had his short stories and articles about Caribbean migrations published by PolicyMic, NYHIA Media, and The Haitian Times.
Renwick's eye for socially driven stories enables him to create films that are empowering, provocative, and entertaining. He has penned four feature-length screenplays: Heading North (in development); Built for Load (Winner of the 2007 Ansbacher Filmmakers Residency Award); Goodbye Cowboy; and Foreigner. Smith wrote/directed/produced two short films: Crude (2005; Bahamas International Film Festival, New York Short Film Festival) and Contact Zone (2010; Best Narrative Short Award - Williamsburg International Film Festival; Best Narrative Short - Bahamas International Film Festival; Best Narrative Short - Blue Sky Film Festival; Best Narrative Short - Magnolia International Film Festival; Best Narrative Short - Gold Remi WorldFest International Film Festival; Honorable Mention Best Short Film - Montreal International Black Film Festival; Portland Maine Film Festival; Urban Suburban Film Festival; San Francisco Black Film Festival; World-Fest Houston International Film Festival).
He is developing Playing the Numbers a documentary on the history of the numbers game in 1920s and 1930s Harlem. In 2013 Renwick started the company Built for Load Filmworks, LLC. Under Built For Load, Renwick has written and produced commercial ads for Alternative Insurance Company, a leading insurance company in Haiti and corporate clients in the United States. In 2012, Renwick directed a music video for professional recording artist Esnavi’s hit song “Unexpected Love,” topping the Urban Adult Contemporary Chart. He has been featured as a Caribbean filmmaker to watch on Black Street and Resonate TV.