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Kenneth Gyang

Kenneth Gyang

Participant

El Dorado Road
EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2017

Company details

Position Filmmaker
Company Cinema Kpatakpata
Website Twitter: @kennethgyang

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKDYCEuzkbs&t=100s

Biography

Kenneth Gyang is an AFS Fellow at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, a graduate of the prestigious EAVE European Producers Workshop and co-founder of the film production company Cinema Kpatakpata. The company’s first feature film script Confusion Na Wa (2013) secured funding from Hubert Bals Fund in Netherlands. The finished film won Best Film and Best Nigerian Film at the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards as well the Jury Prize at the 2014 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The Lost Cafe? (2017), his second feature was the Audience Prize winner at the Africa International Film Festival in Nigeria and Golden Palm winner at the 2018 Mexico International Film Festival. Kenneth Gyang studied Film Production at Nigeria’s National Film Institute and screenwriting at Gaston Kabore\'s IMAGINE in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Graduating from Nigeria’s National Film Institute in 2006, he went straight on to work with BBC World Service Trust as director of Wetin Dey (2006), a TV drama series addressing social issues facing young people in Nigeria and West Africa. The show is widely recognized to have set new standards in Nigerian media. Kenneth\'s latest feature is Oloture, a film set against the backdrop of an international sex trafficking ring. Produced by Nigeria\'s Ebonylife Films, the feature will be released sometime in 2019. He has also worked in various capacities for MTV and BBC and is currently working on Cousin-Brother, El Dorado Road and Life More or Less for Cinema Kpatakpata.

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