The Naija Filmmaker

The Naija Filmmaker

A podcast focused on Nigerian filmmakers, their films, and how we can build a united, diverse, and functional Nollywood.

Episodes

March 29, 2024 72 mins

Mr Mautin is a talent manager, and film and media catalyst. We talk about talent management, bespoke film marketing, Mami Wata and the state of distribution in Nigeria.

He also shares invaluable insights on the need for diversity, storytelling, and structured competition within the creative and movie industry.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. Mr Mautin's Approach to Talent Management

2. Government's role in providing ...

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Ebuka Njoku is a Nigerian writer, director and producer. He is known for his debut feature, Yahoo+ which became a fan favorite. We talk about his latest project, "UNO: The F in Family", his introduction to the industry and how he maintains the integrity of his work.

Ebuka is a passionate storyteller who believes storytelling is essential to life. He understands that everything in the world is storytelling, whether on social media, i...

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In this episode, I discuss making my debut feature with the writer (Nwamaka Chikezie), actor (Loudvoice) and executive producer (Fredrik Skog) ahead of its release in francophone cinemas.

We share stories from the film's development, distribution and the challenges of bringing Nigerian characters to life.

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Sele Got is a film director and producer. He talks about how a growth mindset and a fixed mindset can affect your career.

Sele explores how these mindsets influence the way individuals approach challenges, setbacks, and the pursuit of their goals in the filmmaking industry. From the perspective of various roles in filmmaking, Sele provides insightful comparisons and examples to illustrate the impact of these mindsets.

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Femi Awojide is a cinematographer that has worked on several music videos, commercials and films such as Sugar Rush, Juju Stories and.

Femi shares the importance of constant skill enhancement and how different disciplines. We also delve into the intricacies of cinematography, from the importance of learning and collaborating with others to the qualities that make a great cinematographer, including artistic and technical insight, lea...

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Chima Temple Adighije is a production designer and art director. He has worked on numerous projects including Lost Cafe, Crime & Justice & Eagle's Wings etc.

The episode dives into Chima's process as a production designer. He explains his approach to reading scripts, requesting character bibles, and meeting with directors to better understand their vision. Chima highlights the importance of adequate preparation, including sc...

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Motunrayo Ojo is a film enthusiast, who finds joy in engaging with Nigerian and foreign films.

Mo emphasizes the importance of addressing social issues and promoting diverse storytelling, along with the significance of audience engagement and feedback. Additionally, the episode tackles the need for government reforms to ensure fairness in the industry and support for smaller cinemas.

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Motunrayo Ojo is a film enthusiast, who finds joy in engaging with Nigerian and foreign films.

Mo shares her deep love for art and entertainment. Her passion lies in movies and literature, which she consumes voraciously and enjoys discussing and analyzing with friends. She appreciates Nigerian films for their portrayal of Nigerian identity and culture. Mo emphasizes the significance of engaging with various art forms and maintain...

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Sele Got is a film director and producer. He explores why you should keep making short films.

Sele highlights how short films can showcase a filmmaker's talents and vision for a feature film, as well as help in honing their craft and improving storytelling skills. The concise storytelling of short films also helps to eliminate unnecessary fluff from films. Finally, Sele discusses the growing audience for short films and how making o...

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Martini Akande is a film editor and producer. He has edited numerous projects including Brotherhood, Gangs of Lagos, Road To Blow and Glamour Girls.

Martini shares his process of editing a film, from ensuring actors look good to using creative editing techniques. The importance of clear and understandable action scenes is emphasized, and Martini also highlights the significance of constantly developing skills and mastering the art ...

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Michael Omonua is a director and writer. He is a member of the Surreal 16 Collective and has made several films, including Rehearsal, The Man Who Cut Tattoos, and Love Potion, a part of the Juju Stories anthology film.

Michael shares his perspective on the importance of cultivating a unique voice in the industry. He talks about their early days working on film sets and realizing that they wanted to be a writer and director outside o...

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Desmond Ovbiagele is a writer and director. He has written and directed "Render To Ceasar" and "The Milkmaid". In 2021, "The Milkmaid" was Nigeria's submission to the Academy Awards' international feature category.

Desmond takes us through his experience shooting in the scenic Mambila Plateau in Taraba State. With extended shooting time and disruptions, the crew showed resilience with a strong work ethic. The film has gained positi...

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Sele Got is a film director and producer. He delves into how to become the main character in your film career.

He explains the importance of being a strong character like in the movies by taking active steps toward your goals. Sele identifies key takeaways, such as setting targets and objectives, learning to adapt, networking, and collaborating, and applying intentionality in pursuing your ambitions. Tune in for actionable tips and...

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Raymond Yusuff is a talented filmmaker and member of the filmmaking collective "The Critics Company". He possesses skills in various stages of film production and has worked with limited resources to create compelling films alongside his independent filmmaking team.

We talk about his experiences working in the industry. Raymond discusses the importance of visual effects in storytelling and how they should never distract from the sto...

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Toluwani Obayan is a screenwriter, best known for writing films like Ponzi, and This Lady Called Life. She is also the author of the book titled Becoming A Spectacular Woman.

We explore the journey of a writer and filmmaker who shares her experiences and lessons learned in the creative process. From struggling with a lack of inspiration and self-doubt to finding therapeutic value in writing, the guest discusses the importance of vu...

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Temitope "Oluwadabest" Dada is a Commercial and Documentary Filmmaker with several years of experience in Graphics Design, Photography, and Cinematography. He currently works as a Director and Creative lead at his company, FilmbyDT Production Company

He emphasizes the importance of building relationships and maintaining professionalism in the creative industry. Oluwadabest share insights on handling recurring clients, the role of a ...

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May 5, 2023 7 mins

Sele Got is a film director and producer. He explores how to collaborate properly.

We dive into the crucial topic of collaboration. Sele Got discusses the two main forms of collaboration and shares tips on how to make it work better. Whether it's collaborating on film projects or through relationships with mentors and friends, collaboration is essential for success. Join us as we explore the beauty of collaboration and how it challe...

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Daniel Oriahi is a Nigerian filmmaker who has directed Taxi Driver Oko Ashewo, Sylvia, and a hand full of web series and TV movies.

He shares his journey in the film industry and his insights on directing. Daniel talks about his early exposure to foreign content through his father's collection of VHS tapes, his experience studying at the National Film Institute in Jos, and his journey in making films that can travel while still main...

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Jemima Damina is a producer, director, and co-founder of Neptune3 Studios. We talk about starting the studio with her sisters, creating the viral young adult show "Best Friends In The World" and her evolution over the years.

Jemima Damina is a Nigerian producer, director, and filmmaker who, along with her siblings, co-founded Neptune3 Studios. With a passion for creating content for young adults, Jemima has been instrumental in the ...

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Yemi Bamiro is a documentary director known for "One Man In His Shoes" & "Super Eagles 96".

Filmmaker Yemi Bamiro takes us on a journey through the world of documentary filmmaking, sharing his personal experiences and insights. From his start at MTV to his critically acclaimed films on sneaker culture and Nigerian football, Bamiro discusses the challenges and triumphs of creating documentaries that captivate audiences. He also r...

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