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Film,Television,Web Series

The Importance of Self-Narrative, Because Perception Matters

Narrative: A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events, presented in writing or drama or cinema, or as a radio or television programme. Cinema, for a little over 100 years, has been responsible for creating narratives about people; the one created by outsiders (White Hollywood about other countries, religions and cultures), and the one people...

Film

A Blind Spot Holding Back Indie Filmmakers in Nigeria

"Low budget films put a wall in front of you and only creativity will allow you to figure out how to get around that wall. The less money and/or resources you have the more you are forced to be creative" - Robert Rodriguez Nine out ten kids experienced this growing up. You are engaged in something; watching a great show, reading a great book or playing a video game, and just when...

Film

Nollywood, Not a Single Story - In 6 Short Films

Nollywood is kind of like the Australian bread spread, Marmite, which in its own commercials is conscious of its polarizing effect; while there are people who adore Nollywood and will defend it with their dying breath, there are those who still have their reservations and are dismissive of anything coming from it. Here are excerpts of comments left on previous S&A articles on...

Web Series

The Age of Web Series in Nigeria

There has been a small and growing change in the Nigerian motion picture and television landscape over the last 10 years. It started with the revival of the film culture as the era of Nollywood cinema began. Then short films started to emerge and be recognized as an indication of talent, much like a hit single for a new artist. Then, at some point, there was the emergence of the Web...

Film

Three Young Nigerian Filmmakers to Watch

There is something exciting about discovering the work of young talent in filmmaking. The energy and zeal, matched by vision and skill; a talent whose career would be very interesting to watch as they grow over the years. The 1st quarter of 2017 is over, and so far, much content has been released in Nigeria; but the work of these three young local lions, all under the age of 25,...