56 min

EP 71: Bola Ogun - The Journey from Production Assistant to Directing TV Shows Those African Chicks - Exploring Identities of African Women

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@Onebolafun is a writer, filmmaker and director. You mostly likely consume or have come in contact with her work without realizing. Amongst her own creations Water Phoenix & Are We Good Parents, she is also known for directing OWNs Queen Sugar, FXs Lucifer, Legacies and most recently SXX for Disney +. As you will hear or have heard during the conversation, the road that led to these destinations were very topys turvy and fraught with uncertainty
In This Episode We Discuss:
Being selected by Ava DuVernay to direct Queen Sugar Her leap of Faith from taking a break from school to pursue a career in TV The importance of relationship building with peers and getting rid of the idea of "networking up" Being inspired by our personal stories when creating impactful work. The role that grit, perseverance and scrappiness plays in the initial building phases Enjoyed this Episode, please leave us a review HERE, even the simplest of phrases counts, thank you!
What stood out to me the most during the conversation with @onebolafun was the absence of ego. I go the sense that she was more focused on effecting change as opposed to the superflous goals we often see for aspiring Hollywood aspirants.
Hold on to your edges people, I think  we are seeing the beginning of someone who will become a notable figures in Hollywood.
Resources
Bola Ogun Films Youtube 
Bola Ogun Films 
California Institute of the Arts 
Ikorodu Bois Recreation of Extraction 
Be sure to connect with @onebolafun on Twitter and check out her work Bola Ogun Films. 
Also, let’s hangout on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
 
Edited & Produced by Mude Productions
Music - Nice To You, YT Audio Library
Subscribe  - Apple Podcast  &  Stitcher 

@Onebolafun is a writer, filmmaker and director. You mostly likely consume or have come in contact with her work without realizing. Amongst her own creations Water Phoenix & Are We Good Parents, she is also known for directing OWNs Queen Sugar, FXs Lucifer, Legacies and most recently SXX for Disney +. As you will hear or have heard during the conversation, the road that led to these destinations were very topys turvy and fraught with uncertainty
In This Episode We Discuss:
Being selected by Ava DuVernay to direct Queen Sugar Her leap of Faith from taking a break from school to pursue a career in TV The importance of relationship building with peers and getting rid of the idea of "networking up" Being inspired by our personal stories when creating impactful work. The role that grit, perseverance and scrappiness plays in the initial building phases Enjoyed this Episode, please leave us a review HERE, even the simplest of phrases counts, thank you!
What stood out to me the most during the conversation with @onebolafun was the absence of ego. I go the sense that she was more focused on effecting change as opposed to the superflous goals we often see for aspiring Hollywood aspirants.
Hold on to your edges people, I think  we are seeing the beginning of someone who will become a notable figures in Hollywood.
Resources
Bola Ogun Films Youtube 
Bola Ogun Films 
California Institute of the Arts 
Ikorodu Bois Recreation of Extraction 
Be sure to connect with @onebolafun on Twitter and check out her work Bola Ogun Films. 
Also, let’s hangout on Instagram - @thoseafricanchicks
 
Edited & Produced by Mude Productions
Music - Nice To You, YT Audio Library
Subscribe  - Apple Podcast  &  Stitcher 

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