Mr. Gele: The Man. The Story. The Craft is now an Official Selection of the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF42)!! The film festival is showcasing 253 short films that are representing 72 countries and it is such a delight to know that Mr. Gele is one of them! What a great opportunity it is to share this inspiring film with so many!
The 12-day film festival runs from April 4th to April 15th 2018 in the Tower City Cinemas in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. If you are in the area and would like to attend a screening, please click here to purchase tickets.
Follow @kokoatdawn on Instagram and Facebook for all the exciting live updates from the festival!
Yes!! The trailer to our new documentary is here and we are so excited.
For the past couple of months – fifteen months to be exact, we’ve been working hard on creating our latest documentary – Mr. Gele: The Man.The Story.The Craft. The journey started on July 29th, 2016 when we set out to Houston, Texas to film Mr. Segun Gele’s every move. There was never a dull moment and we enjoyed every minute of it.
We were scheduled to film him during a Nigerian wedding on August 5th – 6th but alas due to unforeseen circumstances the wedding had to be cancelled. But we had another opportunity to film him in Detroit, Michigan during the annual Headwrap expo where he conducted several Gele tying demos and participated in a panel discussion.
Post production wrapped in September 2016 and we are in the process of submitting the film (a short) into several film festivals across the US, UK and Nigeria.
Follow the film’s official website here!
Our recent interview with Deyemi Okanlawon is now featured on BellaNaija:
Someone once said “Never underestimate the power of social media” and boy does that ring true for our latest Who Is project. We got word from our friends over at Dreamweavers Entertainment via Instagram that Deyemi Okanlawon was in the Atlanta area and suggested that he will be a great candidate for the Who Is series. We got this news on a Friday evening and after a few DMs & texts, we were able to set up a time to have an interview at 8am the following morning. He had a pretty hectic schedule but fortunately we were able to fit in quite perfectly.
The filming process was a breeze and so was the interview. The entire interview was done in less than an hour!! Deyemi was quite the gentleman, very professional as well as engaging.
Here are a few behind the scene shoots from the set:
So without further ado, we present to you a special edition of the Who Is series:
Who Is Deyemi Okanlawon?