The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide To Success: Beyond Nollywood
The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide To Success: Beyond Nollywood by Nadia Denton.
•Do you recognise the potential of Nollywood?
•Do you want to know more about one of the most thriving film cultures globally?
•Do you want to know who is currently disrupting the industry?
•Are you interested in where the Nigerian film industry is heading in the next 5 - 10 years?
The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood charts the emergence of a new wave of Nigerian audio-visual content - spanning indie films, documentary, animation, experimental, music videos and diaspora films.
It is a well-resourced reference guide to filmmaking from a Nigerian cultural perspective, offering important advice in the key areas of finance, development, marketing, exhibition and distribution.
It features 78 exclusive interviews with filmmakers and industry leaders, many of whom are changing the face of the industry popularly known as Nollywood.
Contributors featured in the guide include; ‘Father’ of Nollywood and Director of Living in Bondage, Chris Obi-Rapu; Director of Nigeria’s most expensive film to date Half of a Yellow Sun, Biyi Bandele; Director of the largest grossing Nigerian film to date Ije, Chineze Anyaene; Veteran Yoruba language filmmaker, Tunde Kelani; Industry favourite Kunle Afolayan; Documentarian Tam Fiofori; Popular Nollywood Directors Tchidi Chikere and Obi Emelonye; Hausa academics Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu and Dr. Ladi Sandra Adamu; Sesan Ogunro, director of the D’banj Oliver Twist video which featured Kanye West and has had over 26 million hits on YouTube; Michelle Bello Director of Flower Girl, winner of Africa Magic Trailblazer Award (2013) and the first Nigerian woman to have a theatrical release in the UK; Adeyemi Michael, Director of Grierson award winning SODIQ (2013) and NFTS graduate; Jason Njoku of iROKO TV; Aina Abiodun founder of StoryCode and leading figure in transmedia; and Video installation Artist Adebukola Bodunrin.
Other international contributors include Martin Smith of Ingenious; John Howkins, author of The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Creative Ideas; David Hancock of IHS Electronics & Media; Cameron Bailey of Toronto International Film Festival; Elizabeth Radshaw of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival; Sheri Candler of the Film Collaborative and Cornelius Moore of California Newsreel.
The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success is an invaluable source for filmmakers, fans and spectators alike excited about developments in African cinema - beyond Nollywood.