KokoAtDawn Productions was formed in June 2008 as a part of a team to participate in the Atlanta 48 Hour Film Project. The production company’s first short film project, “But Mamah” was filmed in a day and screened on July 3, 2008 at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2009, “But Mamah” was officially selected to be a part of the ION Film Festival which was held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
KOKOATDAWN’S mission is to CAPTURE, SHARE and CELEBRATE all the important facets of the African experience by showcasing the diverse talents, achievements, celebrations and continuous DAWNING as a people, one film at a time.
Born in Guymon, Oklahoma and raised in Kano State, Nigeria, Gladys “Gee” Edeh fell in love with movies from the age of 13. She started her film career in 2008 and produced her very first film, But Mamah, which screened at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, GA and subsequently got selected to be part of the ION Film Festival that took place in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, she formed KokoAtDawn Productions, LLC where she serves as the cinematographer, director and producer. Her company’s mission is to capture, share, celebrate stories about the African experience and showcase positive images of a culture that is mostly portrayed in a negative light. Gladys has been a resident of Atlanta, GA for over 20 years and currently lives with her husband and two beautiful children.