Bola Ogun Biography [First Nigeria Female American Movie Director]

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Bola Ogun Biography – She Was The e first-generation Nigerian-American filmmaker who made her directorial TV debut on OWN on July 24th with Ava DuVernay’s QUEEN SUGAR.

She was previously chosen for the 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the inaugural class of Ryan Murphy’s Television HALF Mentorship Program, one of five filmmakers for Robert Rodriguez’s docuseries “Rebel Without A Crew,” and a participant in WeForShe’s DirectHer program, as well as Warner Brothers Directors’ Workshop, where she landed an episode of CW’s LEGACIES.

Nigeria filmmaker, made her directorial TV debut on OWN on July 24th with Ava DuVernay’s QUEEN SUGAR. She was previously chosen for the 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the inaugural class of Ryan Murphy’s Television HALF Mentorship Program, one of five filmmakers for Robert Rodriguez’s docuseries “Rebel Without A Crew,” and a participant in WeForShe’s DirectHer program, as well as Warner Brothers Directors’ Workshop, where she landed an episode of CW’s LEGACIES.

Bola ogun biography.

Bola Ogun Biography

“Are We Good Parents?” was Ogun’s second short film, which premiered at SXSW and went on to win 2nd Runner Up for Best Narrative Short at Urbanworld and Best Short Film/Emerging Filmmaker at AT&T’s SHAPE Event. Black Girl Nerds, Shadow And Act, and Essence Magazine all praised her work, and she was named one of the 22 Black Directors Who Answered Hollywood’s Call For Diversity And Inclusion.

Bola ogun biography

Balo Ogun Camera

Working in the production department for 8 years on famous movies such as “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Neighbors,” “Battleship,” “True Detective,” and “Friday Night Lights” sharpened her great filmmaking talents and understanding. As a result, she produced the Emmy campaign music video for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” the viral video “Ladyboss” from Vanity Fair, and four Capital Records music videos.

She wrote “Enough with the ‘Black Movies,’ Bring on the Black Mermaids,” a guest piece for Indiewire in 2015 about adding intersectionality to Fantasy and Sci-Fi films. Her ambition is to use her lens to inspire individuals who don’t often have a voice, as well as to partner with other creative minds to magnify new storytelling perspectives.

Bola ogun biography

Some Movies Bola ogun Directed

The Dark Knight Rises,

Neighbors,

Battleship,

TrueDetective,F

Night Lights

sharpened

And more.

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