This Cinematographer and Studio Owner is Changing Harrisburg’s Music Scene

Abesi Manyando
3 min readJan 27, 2020

Sultan “Supa Dupaa” Jason’s success story is one to be admired.

Self-taught cinematographer and Music CEO, Sultan ‘Supa Dupaa’ Jason ‘success story is nothing short of inspiring. From trial and error to cinematic prowess through his creative expression, who would’ve known what was in store for this Pennsylvania native.

With having his music video premiere on WE TV’s GUHH (Growing Up Hip-Hop), swaying the court of opinion with riveting interviews, all while simultaneously accruing credible media placements, Supa’s work ethic has enabled him to serve as a catalyst of hope for aspiring entrepreneurs.

As the owner of MyProfessionalStudios, and Executive behind Activated Music Group, Supa has opened up the window of opportunity for rising creatives within his Philadelphia community and beyond.In a world where inspiration runs thin and role-models are scarce, Supa continuously epitomizes the quintessential change agent.

“Environment and people go hand in hand. One thing about it, you can accelerate your career based off what you’re around, who you’re around and what you’re seeing. Harrisburg helped me become familiar with the “process”, not missing a step.” says Supa Dupaa during interview with Blavity .

The opening of MyProfessionalStudios has enabled Supa to engage and interact with like-minded creatives of all walks of life, further positioning Pennsylvania in raising awareness on what the city has to offer. It’s Supa’s passion in alliance with a unique desire to thrive holistically that has enabled him to be the difference-maker that he is today.

Walk me through your creative direction as a cinematographer — how do you coordinate a project?

My process first starts with the song, then I get ideas from the artist and budget, so I can know how to plan regarding equipment and help.

Next thing, I put together a treatment.