Filmmaker Spotlight – Peter Okojie

This week, Peter Okojie, is our filmmaker of the week!

Born in the Edo State of Nigeria, Peter is a doc filmmaker and cinematographer working in Lagos. He was also 1 of the 10 people representing Nigeria at aKoma’s 2017 Amplify Fellowship for Africa’s storytellers and content creators.

 

 

Peter was a participant at last year’s Global Short Docs Forum, where he was able to pitch his documentary ‘Breaking Fourth’ to a number of key digital platforms.

He is currently in discussions with one of the platforms he met at GSDF 2018 about the commission of his film.

“Most of the time in Africa I only read about [commissioners] online. You don’t have access to them, you don’t ever meet them. You just send an email. But now you are in front of them!”

– Peter Okojie, GSDF 2018 Participant 

 

 

Peter is currently working on a documentary series with the BBC, and has recently had one of his documentaries selected for the Africa Film International Film Festival.

To see the latest updates on Peter’s work follow @otoigiaghaleaig.

 

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Global Short Docs Forum 2019 is now open for applications! Click here to find out more here.