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The Naija Filmmaker

The Naija Filmmaker

By Sele Got
A podcast focused on Nigerian filmmakers, their films and how we can build a united, diverse and functional industry.
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Finding Your Tribe w/ Chioma Chiatula
On this episode, my guest is Chioma Chiatula. She is a writer, producer, and filmmaker. She has written numerous scripts including the sitcom, 'The Crib' and 'Say Something', a short film that she also directed. We talk about writer's block, the pressure after leaving film school, and finding your tribe. https://www.instagram.com/chiomabree/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
57:47
July 24, 2021
[Season Finale] On Consistency w/ Sele Got
On this episode which is the finale for the 2nd season of the Naija Filmmaker Podcast, I talk about the benefits of consistency in your filmmaking career. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
06:57
July 16, 2021
The Business of Acting w/ Ore Badmus
On this episode, my guest is Ore Badmus. She is an actor, producer, and educator. Over the years, she has starred in TV shows like Tinsel and Africa Magic’s Riona. We talk about the business of acting, working with kids, and what she’s working on. https://www.instagram.com/theorebadmus/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:14:28
July 9, 2021
A Guide To Indie Filmmaking in Nigeria w/ Imoh Umoren
On this episode, my guest is Imoh Umoren. He is a writer and indie filmmaker. He has directed several films which include Children of Mud, The Coffin Salesman, and The Herbert Macaulay Affair. His film, Hard Times won an AMVCA for best new media video. We talk about his inspiration, directing children, and tips on securing distribution for your film.  https://www.instagram.com/theimohumoren/ https://twitter.com/imohumoren Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
41:49
July 1, 2021
Into The Mind Of Dodorowski w/ Abba Makama
On this episode, my guest is Abba Makama. He a filmmaker, visual artist and a member of the Surreal 16 Collective. His feature films ‘Green White Green’ and ‘The Lost Okoroshi’ have been screened at prestigious festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival. We talk about his fascination with dreams, tips on festival submissions and his hopes for Nollywood. https://www.instagram.com/abbaTmakama Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
57:25
June 24, 2021
The Filmmaker's Mindset w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I talk about the filmmaker's mindset and what it takes to be successful Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
03:32
June 18, 2021
On Working With The Right Team w/ Korede Azeez
On this episode, my guest is Korede Azeez. She is a writer and director. Her filmography includes shorts such as Tip Of The Edge, ManCoin, and Play. We talk about prepping for her first short film, the stories she wants to tell, and lessons from post-production. https://www.instagram.com/korayday/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
33:07
June 11, 2021
How To Support the Filmmaker in Your Life with Tobi Oyetunji
On this episode, my guest is Tobi Oyetunji. He is an engineer and my very good friend. We talk about different ways friends, family and fans can support the filmmakers in their lives. He also recalls his reaction the first time I told him I wanted to work in the film industry Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
23:22
June 3, 2021
Navigating Dry Spells As An Actor w/ Preach Bassey
On this episode, my guest is Preach Bassey. He is an actor, model, and TV host. He has starred on projects like 76, Halita, and Riona. We talk about his first acting role, performing nude, and some roles that he's looking forward to. https://www.instagram.com/preachbassey/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
44:40
May 27, 2021
Nigerian Films in the International Marketplace w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I will talk about Nigerian films in the international market and why Nigeria filmmakers need to think globally. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
07:04
May 21, 2021
Directing and My Move to Nollywood w/ Jeremy Mbu
On this episode, my guest is Jeremy Mbu. He is a director and producer. He. Has also worked in the art department on several international productions. We talk about his move to Nigeria to make films, the spiritual fiction genre, and his latest project. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
45:23
May 13, 2021
Life As A 1st Assistant Director w/ Nwamaka Chikezie
On this episode, my guest is Nwamaka Chikezie. She is a writer and director. She has made 3 short films and has written scripts for film and TV. We talk about work as an assistant director, why new stories need to be told, and what she’s currently working on. https://www.instagram.com/amaka_creme/. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
36:18
May 6, 2021
Branding for Creatives with Yolanda Robert
On this episode, my guest is Yolanda Robert. She is a voiceover artist, copywriter, and content strategist. She has also written speeches for top personalities around the world. We talk about her current rebrand, her thoughts on the creative's ego, and branding for creatives. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
46:39
April 29, 2021
Film Production Welfare with Sele Got
On this episode, I will talk about film production welfare and why it is one of the keys to the success of your film production. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
10:31
April 23, 2021
Film Marketing That Works w/ Lolo Eremie
On this episode, my guest is Lolo Eremie. She is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. She produced the 2019 feature, 'Guynman' and is also active on the live music scene. We talk about film marketing, producing Guynman and her research work on Africa Magic's Riona https://www.instagram.com/lolo_starrr/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:22:28
April 15, 2021
Keeping Your Dream Alive w/ Nengi Adoki
On this episode, my guest is Nengi Adoki. She is an actress, writer, and producer. She is most notably known for her role as Lola on The Men’s Club and is also the creator of ‘The Most Toasted Girl. We talk about her early days in theatre, agency representation as an actor, and how she kept her acting dream alive. https://www.instagram.com/thenengers/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:13:20
April 9, 2021
Making the 'Marked' Documentary w/ Nadine Ibrahim
On this episode, my guest is Nadine Ibrahim. She is a director and filmmaker. She has directed notable projects such as Through Her Eyes, I am not corrupt, and Tolu. We talk about her documentary, 'Marked', directing children and the stories she loves to tell. https://www.instagram.com/nadineibrahimfilms/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
29:26
April 1, 2021
A Primer on Pre-Production w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I talk about pre-production, some key steps that you need to take and I will share some updates from the preproduction of my web series. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
07:07
March 26, 2021
The Art of the Moving Image w/ Barnabas Barny Emordi
On this episode, my guest is Barnabas ‘Barny’ Emordi. He s a filmmaker and cinematographer. He has shot films like Elevator Baby, Day of Destiny, and Prophetess. We talk about his muses, how he keeps up with film technology and his most challenging job so far. https://www.instagram.com/barnyee/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
47:14
March 18, 2021
On Nollywood Film Criticism w/ The Iroko Critic
On this episode, my guests are Mr & Mrs Critic from the Iroko Critic. They review Nollywood films on their YouTube Channel with several interesting segments. We talk about their favs, their idea of a good film, and the role that critics play in the industry Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/irokocritic/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:12:05
March 11, 2021
The Power of Color-Grading w/ Bobola Oniwura
On this episode, my guest is Bobola Oniwura. He is a Davinci Resolve certified trainer, colorist, and editor. He has worked on Sugar Rush and Merry Men 2. We talk about the art and science of color grading, the C.S.I., and recommended post-production pipelines. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/onigold Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
46:46
March 4, 2021
The Need For Risk Assessment w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I talk about the need for risk assessment. I'll explain what it is, examples of its usefulness, and why you need to start creating them for your film productions. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
05:49
February 26, 2021
What Makes A Good Producer w/ Bem Pever
On this episode, my guest is Bem Pever. He is a filmmaker and producer. He has worked on projects like Halita, Silent Tears and 4th Republic. We talk about how he selects directors, crew roles that are in demand, and his other filmmaking ambitions. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/bempever/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:00:21
February 25, 2021
The Art of Film MakeUp w/ Carina Ojoko
On this episode, my guest is Carina Ojoko. She is a film makeup artist. She has worked on blockbusters like Sugar Rush, Nigerian Prince, Elevator Baby, and Day of Destiny. We talk about film makeup, her process, and improvements that can be made to film crew remuneration. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/carinasfxofficial/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
47:01
February 25, 2021
How To Compete Globally w/ Emmanuel Okolo
On this episode, my guest is Emmanuel Okolo. He is a filmmaker, visual consultant, and photographer. He runs The Wedding Doctors, a hub for vendors and clients in the wedding industry. We talk about The Wedding Doctor's brand, his early days in film, and how we can compete globally as an industry. Guest's Socials:https://www.instagram.com/papilonmexy/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:11:57
February 25, 2021
The Importance of Discipline w/ Alexandra Hul
On this episode, my guest is Alexandra Hul. She is a writer and director and has worked on a range of shorts, feature films and TV series. We talk about story structure within the Nigerian context, what it takes to be a modern Nigerian filmmaker and how to deal with self doubt. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra_hul/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:21:00
December 30, 2020
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00:47
December 30, 2020
[Season Finale] The Epic Conclusion w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I talk about using film to keep our history alive, what I learned in 2020, and my hopes for 2021. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
08:40
December 11, 2020
On Mentorship w/ Uyoyou Adia
On this episode, my guest is Uyoyou Adia. She is a writer, director, and assistant director. She has worked on several award-winning projects and is the screenwriter for the remake of 'Nneka The Pretty Serpent'. We talk about mentorship, what makes a good assistant director, and her growth in the industry. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/missy_uyi/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
38:43
December 3, 2020
First-Time Filmmaking w/ Mahmood Tsalisu
On this episode, my guest is Mahmood Tsalisu. He is a writer and first time director. I talk to him on the eve of directing his first short film, 'Stay'. We talk about his filmmaking path, some of his cinematic influences, and his plans for his short film. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/circumambulation_productions Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
27:43
November 26, 2020
The Director/Actor Collaboration w/ Ishaya Bako
On this episode, my guest is Ishaya Bako. He is a director, writer, and producer. He won an AMAA for his graduation short film, 'Braids on a Bald Head'. He has directed several films which include 'Road To Yesterday', 'Royal Hibiscus Hotel', '4th Republic', and most notably the 2012 documentary 'Fueling Poverty'.  We talk about the director/actor collaboration, lessons learned from his projects, and what makes a good film. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/ishayabako/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
46:59
November 19, 2020
Defining Moments w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I have a monologue about some defining moments in my filmmaking career so far. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
07:10
November 12, 2020
Hive Mentality w/ Nwamaka Chikezie & Sele Got
On this episode, my guest is Nwamaka Chikezie. She is a writer, director, and co-founder of 'The Hive Film Collective'. We talk about why we started the collective, what we plan to achieve, and how people can join the community. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hivefilmco/ https://www.instagram.com/amaka_creme/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
16:10
November 5, 2020
Made In Naija Film Equipment w/ Chuks Oteke
On this episode, my guest is Chuks Oteke. He is a cinematographer and VFX artist. He is also the founder of Film Anatomie, the first film equipment manufacturing company in Nigeria. We talk about his filmmaking background, his vision for Film Anatomie, and the innovative solutions they provide. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/filmanatomie/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
53:52
October 29, 2020
The Guerilla Filmmaker w/ Ekene Som Mekwunye
On this episode my guest is Ekene Som Mekunye. He is a producer, director, and founder of Riverside Productions. He has worked on award-winning short films such as 'Oblivious' & 'The Encounter'. He produced 'Sylvia' and directed 'Light In The Dark'. We talk about his directing craft, the nuances of art, and his latest comedy film, 'One Lagos Night'. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/ekenemekwunye/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
40:17
October 29, 2020
The Golden Rule Monologue w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I talk about my 2019 short film, "The Golden Rule" and what went wrong. I also share some of the lessons that I have learned. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
07:44
October 15, 2020
The Importance of Identity w/ Belinda Yanga-Agedah
On this episode, I talk to Belinda Yanga-Agedah. She is a director, actor, and script editor. She has numerous screen credits, most notably for her role as MJ in MTV Shuga Naija. We talk about identity, the nuances of acting, and her love for creating. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/belinda_yanga Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
59:25
October 8, 2020
Producing 'The Lost Cafe' w/ Regina Udalor
On this episode, I talk to Regina Udalor. She is the producer for the award winning coming of age film, ‘The Lost Cafe’. She recently produced ‘Urban Face Makeup Show’, a reality show where upcoming make up artists compete. We talk about her filmmaking origins, the different responsibilities o a producer and her journey to making The Lost Cafe . Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/reginaudalor Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:06:03
October 1, 2020
On Respresentation w/ Chavala Yaduma
On this episode, my guest is Chavala Yaduma. She is a filmmaker, lawyer, and humanitarian. She runs her production company, Vala Films, and her fashion brand Chavala. We talk about representation, discovering filmmaking, and her latest short film ‘Dark Circle’. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/mixchavee Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
29:25
September 24, 2020
The Power of Collaboration w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I talk about the power of collaboration. I also talk about making my second short film and why collaboration is the future. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
04:28
September 17, 2020
The Love Portion w/ Ike Nnaebue
On this episode, my guest is Ike Nnaebue. He is a film director, screenwriter, and inspirational speaker. He has directed films with an international cast and has won awards at the film festival. In 2020, his documentary project No U-turn secured financing from the world cinema fund. We talk about pitching, his goals, and the love potion, his creative hub. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/ikennaebue Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
36:59
September 10, 2020
Creating 'Freak The Fxxk Out' w/ Kanso Ogbolu
On this episode, my guest is Kanso Ogbolu. He is a motion designer, filmmaker, and Illustrator. He is the creator of the animated horror series 'Freak The Fxxk Out', which has over 40 episodes and comics. He is also the creative director of OBK Studios, a motion design and film studio that has worked with a bunch of big-name clients. We talk about his background, his plans for FTFO and hopes for the animation industry Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/thesmilinghat/ https://www.instagram.com/freakthefxxkout/
43:32
September 3, 2020
Pushing Through Disappointments w/ Priye Diri
On this episode, my guest is Priye Diri. She is a writer, producer, and director. She grew her filmmaking knowledge by attending the Africa International Film Festival, where she earned a scholarship in 2017 with her silent film, "XOXO". We talk about her early dreams of being an actor, the Accelerate Filmmaker Project, and life as a working filmmaker. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/kingpriyediri Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
54:53
August 27, 2020
Best Practices - Why You Need To Know Them w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I talk about industry best practices and why you should know from recognized software to role descriptions and industry-specific lingo. Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
04:46
August 20, 2020
Creative Community w/ Nathan Shaiyen
On this episode, my guest is Nathan Shaiyen. He is a creative producer and multi-disciplinary artist. He is a member of Friends Make, a creative collective from Abuja, which is made up of 7 multi-talented members. We talk about the importance of having a community as a creative and the collective’s latest short film “Too Much / Not Enough”. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/friendsmake.co/ https://www.instagram.com/nathanshaiyen/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
58:08
August 13, 2020
Performing With Purpose w/ Jasmine Howson-Wright
On this episode, my guest is Jasmine Howson-Wright. She is an actress, writer, and entrepreneur. She has featured in films like Drawing Strength, Merry Men, and Sons Of The Caliphate. We talk about her process, her hopes for the industry, and my short film, Golden Rule, in which she was the lead character. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/jasminwryts/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:00:14
August 6, 2020
Composing For Film w/ Kulanen Ikyo
On this episode, I talk to Kulanen Ikyo. He is a film composer, record producer, and sound designer. He scored films like Lionheart, October 1, 4th Republic, and won the 2015 AMVCA for Best Sound Editor for his work on October 1. We talk about the relevance of sound in film, his process, and the uniqueness of African instruments. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/kulanen/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
51:54
July 30, 2020
Welcome To My Monologues w/ Sele Got
On this episode, I introduce the monologues. This will be an avenue to talk about simple principles and big ideas that can simplify our lives when making films. I also share a bite-sized snippet of my filmmaking career so far. Continue the conversation here: Follow our socials on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
05:58
July 24, 2020
African Storytelling w/ Emil Garuba
On this episode, I talk to Emil Garuba. He is a screenwriter, director and Producer. He co-wrote Lionheart, Road To Yesterday, and 4th Republic. We talk about African storytelling, his new production company 'Sutoritera' and how writers can protect their intellectual property. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/ratedeproductions/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
01:17:24
July 23, 2020
Co-Directing w/ Kewa Oni & Seun Opabisi
On this episode, I talk to Kewa Oni & Seun Opabisi from the directing collective, Loups Garous. They are award-nominated co-directors with notable works such as Lady Donli's 'Cash' and Ladipoe's 'Jaiye'. We talk about collaboration, the benefits of co-directing, and their craziest stories from shooting on the streets of Lagos. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/loups.garous/ Continue the conversation here: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
36:55
July 23, 2020
On Child Acting w/ Susan Pwajok
On this episode, I talk to Susan Pwajok. She is an AMVCA-nominated actress,  known for her role in the popular comedy TV series, 'The Johnsons'. We talk about how she handles school and acting, some of her experiences working with adults and she shares her plans for the future. Guest's Socials: https://www.instagram.com/susanpwajok/ Continue the conversation here: Follow our socials on Instagram and Twitter: @selegotfilm @thenaijafilmpod
24:04
July 23, 2020