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The Naija Filmmaker

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

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[Season Finale] How To Win In Nollywood with Sele Got
In this episode, Sele talks about how to win in Nollywood. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE PAYSTACK: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/ STRIPE: https://tinyurl.com/NaijaFilmPodSupport
07:06 08/18/2022
Storytelling Across Mediums with Chioma Onyenwe
In this episode, my guest is Chioma Onyenwe. She is a storyteller, art curator, and deep-sea diver. We talk about producing projects across mediums, festival programming, and what it means to truly direct a project. https://www.raconteur-productions.com/raconteur/ https://twitter.com/Ch10ma Shop on ArtDey https://artdey.com/ Watch her short documentary, "Ime Ego". https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/104706-000-A/ime-ego-the-bride-price/ Listen to her true crime podcast, "23419". https://open.spotify.com/show/413vdxWH60kzFW7qEnNHa7 Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
53:22 08/11/2022
Low Budget Filmmaking with Precious Asuai & Oluwatosin Oyalegan (Side B)
In this episode, my guests are Precious Asuai and Oluwatosin Oyalegan . They directed different parts of their anthology feature, Something Special. We talk about being multi-disciplinary filmmakers, working with low budgets and release strategies. https://www.fruitfulstudios.com/something-special https://www.instagram.com/fruitfulstudios/ https://www.instagram.com/thefilmsoldier/ https://www.instagram.com/precioustoryteller/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
40:02 08/07/2022
Making Something Special with Oluwatosin Oyalegan & Precious Asuai (Side A)
In this episode, my guests are Oluwatosin Oyalegan and Precious Asuai . They directed different parts of their anthology feature, Something Special. We talk about their first films, the three stories in Something Special, and working with a 2-week old baby. https://www.fruitfulstudios.com/something-special https://www.instagram.com/fruitfulstudios/ https://www.instagram.com/thefilmsoldier/ https://www.instagram.com/precioustoryteller/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
48:32 08/04/2022
Documenting The Film Industry with Ikeade Oriade
In this episode, my guest is Ikeade Oriade. He is the managing editor of What Kept Me Up, a digital media agency offering press solutions for Nollywood. We talk about gatekeepers, film festivals, and the role of the press in the growth of the film industry. https://whatkeptmeup.com/ https://www.instagram.com/wkmup/ https://twitter.com/WKM_Up Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
60:28 08/01/2022
To Submit To Festivals Or Not with Sele Got
In this episode, Sele talks about film release strategy and why you should explore film festivals. Watch Micheal Omonua's award-winning short film, REHEARSAL. https://vimeo.com/733182707 Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
11:28 07/28/2022
Creating Finding Idara with Blessing Uzero & Sele Got
In this episode, we have a special guest, Mr. C of Iroko Critic hosting and exploring the creation of the "Finding Idara" web series with the director, Sele Got, and lead actress, Blessing Uzero who plays Idara Abasi. We talk about the audition process and experiences from the set, as we also learn some random facts about them. Subscribe to Placebo Picture's YouTube and binge on all 6 episodes of Finding Idara and watch exclusive content. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLysWuArL4vSIVhOfdI0ZSi7nnXBLilxhi https://www.instagram.com/irokocritic/ https://www.instagram.com/uzero_b/ https://www.instagram.com/placebopictures/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/selegotfilm/ https://www.instagram.com/thenaijafilmpod/ ---- Website - https://www.thenaijafilmmaker.com/ --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
50:30 07/13/2022
Building Nollywood's First Database with Chidinma Igbokweuche
In this episode, my guest is Chidinma Igbokweuche. She is a writer, director, and producer. She also founded Nollydata, Nollywood's first database website. We talk about her start as a writer, the Accelerate filmmaker project, and running Nollydata. https://www.nollydata.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nollydata/ https://www.instagram.com/didi_stories_/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
70:45 06/30/2022
Financing Nollywood: The TalentX Way with Victoria Popoola
In this episode, my guest is Victoria Popoola. She is the CEO of TalentX Africa, a film financing marketplace. She utilizes her experience in finance and venture capital to connect creatives to investors We talk about the services offered by TalentX, their plans for the film industry, and what Victoria likes to watch. https://www.talentx.africa/ https://www.instagram.com/talentx.africa/ https://afrotalentfilmfestival.com/#! https://www.albantsho.com/ https://filmmakersmart.com/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
59:52 06/23/2022
In The Name Of Creative License with Sele Got
In this episode, Sele talks about creative license and the need to allow filmmakers create. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
04:54 06/10/2022
For The Love Of Local Language Films with Vanessa Ohaha (Side B)
In this episode, my guest is Vanessa Ohaha. She is a fashion, beauty, and culture journalist. She has bylines in Fashion Unfiltered, System Magazine Issue 18, and Industrie Africa. We talk about the need for children-centered content, the evolution of Nigerian reality TV, and local language cinema films. https://www.instagram.com/vanessa_ohaha/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
39:27 05/22/2022
Musings Of A Nollywood Superfan with Vanessa Ohaha (Side A)
In this episode, my guest is Vanessa Ohaha. She is a fashion, beauty, and culture journalist. She has bylines in Fashion Unfiltered, System Magazine Issue 18, and Industrie Africa. We talk about what an authentic Nigerian story is, her views on art films, and her earliest Nollywood memory. https://www.instagram.com/vanessa_ohaha/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
47:22 05/21/2022
Nigerian Cinema To The World with Oluyomi Ososanya (Side B)
In this episode, my guest is Oluyomi Ososanya. He is a writer, filmmaker, and film educator. Baba has written on shows such as Ajoche, Enakhe, Battleground, and Inspector K. We talk about how Nigerian cinema can transcend its shores, the different categories that the Nigerian audience falls into, and the importance of including human elements in stories. https://www.instagram.com/oludacsribe/ https://www.oludascribe.com/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
60:21 05/18/2022
Embracing Diversity in Nollywood with Oluyomi Ososanya (Side A)
In this episode, my guest is Oluyomi Ososanya. He is a writer, filmmaker, and film educator. Baba has written on shows such as Ajoche, Enakhe, Battleground, and Inspector K. We talk about how he got his big break with his writing, the Nollywood label, and the nuances of film criticism. https://www.instagram.com/oludacsribe/ https://www.oludascribe.com/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
54:45 04/28/2022
Panel Discussion from the Finding Idara World Premiere
In this episode, you will be listen to the panel discussion from the premiere of my web series 'Finding Idara'. Finding Idara is a 6-part crime drama in which Inspector Uzo investigates the disappearance of Idara from a hike during the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp. Inspector Uzo questions Idara's close associates as she deals with some past trauma. Watch Now!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ixJD7qq5c&t=63s The session is hosted by Queen Essien and features Blessing Oreva Uzero (Idara), Chibuzor Iheukwumere (Inalegwu) and Sele Got (Co-Creator & Director) Subcribe to Placebo Pictures' YouTube channel to watch https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpM6jFcsnncMS6QwmRyx_jQ https://www.instagram.com/placebopictures/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
16:56 04/07/2022
Unlocking The Nigerian TV Market with Baba Agba
In this episode, my guest is Baba Agba. He is a producer, cinematographer and General Secretary of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP). Baba has shot features and short film which includes Lost Cafe, Ojukokoro and A Cemetary of Doves. We talk about what inspires him, working as a DOP in Nigeria and the work the Association ofMovie Producers does. He also explains the need to unlock the potential of the Nigerian TV industry. https://www.instagram.com/babaagba_/ https://www.babaagba.com/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
66:59 03/31/2022
Distribution : Revenue Streams & Release Windows with Sele Got
In this episode, I talk about revenue streams and release windows that filmmakers can exploit for their film. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
13:42 03/24/2022
Safeguarding Actors On Set with Ronya Man (Side B)
In this episode, my guest is Ronya Man. She is an actress, acting coach, director, and producer. She moved to Nigeria in 2015 and has been active on the theatre scene and has featured in Omo Ghetto: The Saga and Rattlesnake. We talk about what she's producing, intimacy on screen, and the stories she loves to tell. https://www.instagram.com/ronyamanarts/ https://www.ronyaman.com/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
36:29 03/17/2022
Life As An Acting Coach with Ronya Man (Side A)
In this episode, my guest is Ronya Man. She is an actress, acting coach, director, and producer. She moved to Nigeria in 2015 and has been active on the theatre scene and has featured in Omo Ghetto: The Saga and Rattlesnake. We talk about transcending type casts, the importance of actors being self-aware, and her career as an acting coach. https://www.instagram.com/ronyamanarts/ https://www.ronyaman.com/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
46:57 03/17/2022
Directing Across Genres with Kayode Kasum
In this episode, my guest is Kayode Kasum. He is a director and producer. He is most notably known for directing Sugar Rush, Quam's Money, Oga Bolaji and Dwindle amongst others. We talk about directing across genres, how 'Oga Bolaji' saved his career, and his plans for 2022. https://www.instagram.com/kayodekasum/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
43:27 03/10/2022
On Perfectionism In Filmmaking with Victor Okhai
In this episode, my guest is Victor Okhai. He is a director, writer, and cinematographer. He is a member of the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) and the president of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN). We talk about his work at the guild, starting a film school and film festival, and some challenges faced by Nigerian films trying to get selected for the Oscars. http://inshortfilmfestival.com/ https://www.thenosc.org/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
58:41 03/10/2022
To Make A Film with Sele Got
In this episode, I give a pep talk to struggling filmmakers on what it takes to make a film. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
02:07 03/10/2022
Finding My Voice with Fatimah Binta Gimsay
In this episode, my guest is Fatimah Binta Gimsay. She is a writer, director, producer and has written for shows like Unbroken, Battleground, Hush, Enakhe, and Riona. We talk about how she started writing, her film podcast Sceneful Sundays, and life as an independent filmmaker directing in Nigeria https://www.instagram.com/fatimahgimsay/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
38:08 02/18/2022
Creative Producing with Oge Obasi (Side B)
In this episode, my guest is Oge Obasi. She has produced 4 feature films and a short which include O-Town, Ojuju, Juju Stories, and Mami Wata. We talk about the long journey to making Mami Wata, tips or producers, and the need for more collaboration within the industry. https://www.instagram.com/simplyoge/ https://www.instagram.com/fieryfilm/ https://www.instagram.com/20poundsproduction/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
37:39 02/10/2022
The Evolution of A Producer with Oge Obasi (Side A)
In this episode, my guest is Oge Obasi. She has produced 4 feature films and a short which include O-Town, Ojuju, Juju Stories, and Mami Wata. We talk about Juju Stories, producing films across different budgets and genres, and the things holding Nollywood back. https://www.instagram.com/simplyoge/ https://www.instagram.com/fieryfilm/ https://www.instagram.com/20poundsproduction/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
45:58 02/10/2022
Making Films For Impact with Bright Wonder
In this episode, my guest is Bright Wonder. He is a writer, director, and founder of High Definition Film Academy & Studio. He is known for his most recent film, 'If I Am President'. We talk about his happiest Nollywood moment, reflections on 10 years at the film academy, and his upcoming projects. https://www.instagram.com/brightwonderhdfa/ https://www.instagram.com/hdfilmacademy/ https://www.instagram.com/hdfilmstudios/ https://www.instagram.com/affif.ng/ https://hdfilmacademy.com/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
45:17 02/03/2022
A Case For The Multi-Hyphenate Filmmaker with Sele Got
In this episode, I make a case for being a multi-hyphenate filmmaker. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
05:25 01/27/2022
Perks Of Being In A Guild with Yinka Ogun
In this episode, my guest is Yinka Ogun. He is a screenwriter and the current president of the 'Screenwriters Guild of Nigeria'. He is known for his work on 'Tinsel', 'Oloture', 'Your Excellency' and 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel', etc. We talk about how he discovered writing, his process, and his work at the Screenwriters Guild. https://www.instagram.com/naijawriter/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
63:04 01/27/2022
Keeping Your Film Legal with Isioma Idigbe
In this episode, my guest is Isioma Idigbe. She is the head of media, entertainment, and IP law at Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors. She continues to contribute to the development of the Nigerian film industry through workshops, consultations, and presentations. We talk about why your film needs a lawyer, the controversial MOPICON bill, and useful insurance covers for your film. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
48:37 01/27/2022
Becoming A World-Class Director with Kenneth Gyang
In this episode, my guest is Kenneth Gyang. He is an award-winning writer and director known for 'Confusion Na Wa', 'The Lost Cafe' and 'Oloture'. He won the 2012 AMAA for 'Best Nigerian Film' for Confusion Na Wa, his debut feature. We talk about his formative years in Jos, being a student of cinema, and his next project. https://www.instagram.com/kennethgyang/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod --- DONATE: https://paystack.com/pay/thenaijafilmpod/
50:28 01/27/2022