Eseoghene Obrimah

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I AM A STORYTELLER. But, more specifically, I’m a writer and producer from Lagos, Nigeria who believes that until the lion has its own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.  My experiences as an international student and advocate for Black students and survivors of sexual assault inform my choices as a filmmaker. I focus on stories that analyze social issues within the genres of fantasy, magical realism and africanfuturism. My short film, 35, a social thriller about the short life expectancy of Black trans women, won the Best of Festival Student Award at the Dayton Independent Film Festival and the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. In 2019, I received the Movie Magic Producer Award and, in 2020, I was awarded the Alfred P. Weisman Award and the RedBull Arts Microgrant. I have had my writing published in the Campus Speaks Magazine and in Anti-Black Racism and Epistemic Violence by Dr. Kyra Shahid. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with an MFA in Creative Producing and am now working towards a career that proves that culture doesn’t make people, people make culture.