Niyi Akinmolayan Filmmaker announces next collaborative Nollywood production

Following the success of "Room 315," Niyi Akinmolayan has announced a collaborative production of five documentaries.

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Following the success of the short film "Room 315," Niyi Akinmolayan has announced a collaborative production of five documentaries.

Also, the director will give out 1 million naira to some lucky participants in order to help them get on with documentary production.

Akinmolayan has requested for five different teams from all over the country, which will consist of a writer/researcher, director and cinematographer. Also, each team must also have at least one female member to qualify.

 

Each team is expected to create a one-minute video pitch, introducing themselves and their respective roles. The video should also be created around the location of the subject they wish to work on.

Akinmolayan will make his choices largely based on importance of subject matter, clarity of video pitch and also number of likes on the repost.

The teams will be invited to a boot camp in Lagos, where they would learn how to make documentaries, write proposals for documentaries, plan documentary budgets and film documentaries.

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At the end, each team will receive 200 thousand naira grant to make their own documentary. But, the process will be live streamed to enable the "Falling" director offer guidance.

Once they are done, the documentaries will be brought to Anthill Studios where they will be edited.

There will be a premiere in the states where each team is from, and a grand premiere will also hold in Lagos State.

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On December 15, 2017, a short film written by Abosi Ogba, who won the scriptwriting competition held by Akinmolayan in July, 2016, was premiered.

Shooting of "Room 315," which was aimed at teaching the art of filmmaking, was streamed live on Facebook/Room315.

Akinmolayan is popular for "Falling," "The Arbitration," "Out of Luck" and "Meet the In-Laws."

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