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Oge Obasi

Oge Obasi

Participant

PW project: Mami Wata
EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2019

Company details

Position Producer
Company Fiery Film Company
Website www.afieryfilm.com
Oge Obasi has a production experience spanning almost a decade; having worked on various formats for TV and film, on such projects as The Figurine, Amstel Malta Box Office, Miss Earth Nigeria, Heineken\'s Champion\'s Planet, Desperate Housewives Africa, and MTV Base Shuga where she worked in the capacities of production coordinator and production manager. Oge is the partner and production head at Fiery Film Company; a production company founded in 2012 by filmmaker C.J. Obasi to create genre-based films from an African perspective. With Fiery Film, Oge produced the acclaimed zero-budget zombie feature \"Ojuju\", which won the “Best Nigerian Film” award at the Africa International Film Festival 2014, and screened in festivals such as Fantasia Film Festival, Africa in Motion, and almost twenty other film festivals. She also produced the semi-autobiographical gangster saga \"O-Town\", which was an official selection at the Goteborg Film Festival, and received 3 nominations at the 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards - Best Nigerian Film, Best Promising Actress and Achievement in Soundtrack, and winning in the latter. Oge, through Fiery Film executive produced the section of the anthology short Visions called called “Bruja”. Visions is an anthology short written, produced and directed by Surreal16 – a cinema collective from Nigeria, made up of filmmakers Abba T. Makama, C.J. Obasi and Michael Omonua, who through a 16-point manifesto have pledged to challenge the cinema narrative coming out of Nigeria. Her most recent production with Fiery Film is \"Hello, Rain\" – an afrofuturistic short film based on \"Hello, Moto\" by World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo award winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor. Hello, Rain world premiered in the Oscar-qualifying International Competition of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, followed by a North American premiere in Fantasia Film Festival where it received the Special Mention of the Jury prize. Hello, Rain has also been nominated for the Short Film Award at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival. She is currently developing Mami Wata - a female-driven revenge thriller based on the Mermaid Goddess folklore of West Africa, with C.J. \"Fiery\" Obasi attached as director. Mami Wata received the EAVE prize at Ouaga Film Lab in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and is currently participating in the EAVE Producers Workshop 2019 taking place in Luxembourg (March), Novi Sad, Serbia (June), and Leipzig, Germany (October), and has also been selected to represent Mami Wata at the Durban Film Mart (DFM) taking place at the 40th Durban International Film Festival.

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