We here at KokoatDawn Productions have been quite busy for about 2 years now from pre-production, production and post production on our latest short documentary film – Mr. Gele: The Man. The Story. The Craft. Picture wrapped in September 2017 and since then we dove right into the film festival circuit in 2018. So far it has been Officially Selected into the following six film festivals:
Cleveland International Film Festival ( Cleveland, Ohio)
African New York Film Festival (New York, New York)
CineOdessey Film Festival (Charlotte, North Carolina)
African World Film festival (Detroit, Michigan)
*BronzeLens Film Festival (Atlanta, GA)
Sidewalk Film Festival (Birmingham, Alabama)
*”Mr. Gele” received a BronzeLens Award Nomination in the Best Short Film Category*
It has also been picked up by the EbonyLife TV Network (located in Lagos, Nigeria) and it is being broadcasted to over 50 countries in Africa.
And we are looking towards to many more festival & TV network selections to come.
Visit the Mr. Gele website to follow the journey
A special thank you goes to Mimi Wilcox for editing such an amazing trailer and film!
We were invited to document the Women Connected By Purpose Conference event that took place on August 1st 2015. The event was hosted by Life Coach, Mofoluwaso Ilevbare who is based in Switzerland. She was in the Atlanta area on vacation but still managed to organize this beautiful event.
The guest speakers of the day were:
Nicole Simmons – nicolesimmonsleadership.com
Rita Fashina-Thomas – distinctiveops.com
Ekene Onu – refreshwithekene.com
Unoma Nwankwor – unomanwankwor.com
Afrojazz, Afro Folk singer, Tosinger was in attendance and performed for those in attendance.
On August 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending an event that was coordinated by Ekene Onu, a long time KokoatDawn Productions supporter. The name of the event was called The Bloom experience and it was geared towards women who wanted to recharge and get refreshed while making new connections with other women who have similar interests and goals as entrepreneurs.
Ladies in attendance got to experience the Refresh Pampering Lounge, The Bloom workshop and a power panel in the garden. The afternoon was topped off with a fabulous three course meal which was served at the Community Smith restaurant.
The panelist included:
Denene Millner: New York Times bestselling author and founder of MyBrownBaby.com
Voted one of 2015’s most influential voices, New York Times best-selling author, Denene is a hotly sought-after, award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her a place in the media industries.
The former Parenting magazine columnist has penned 23 books, including Act like a Lady, Think like a Man, co-written with Steve Harvey.
Marie Denee: Founder of top curvy lifestyle/fashion website TheCurvyFashionista.com
Marie, is also known as “The Curvy Fashionista” and she is an established voice in the plus size fashion arena. Her mission is to show women that they can be curvy, confident and chic.
She has been featured in Glamour Magazine, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, Shape Magaine and Black Enterprise magazine to name a few.
Danica Kombol: CEO, Everywhere Agency, Media Marketing Agency
Danica has more than 20+ years experience in communications including a background as a television producer and marketing/PR executive. She is the managing & founding partner at Everywhere Agency as media marketing agency. Her past clients include such notable brands like Macys & CocaCola.
Uyo Eichelberger: CEO, You! Lingerie & Preggo leggings – uyookebieeichelberger.com
After becoming a mother, Uyo armed with her Duke MBA and past experience as a brand manager for Kraft decided to create a sexy, maternity lingerie line that is fast becoming a cult favorite among chic new mothers.
Her apparel brand company has grown rapidly and she will be sharing some insights on entrepreneurship and how to successfully create a life and business you love.
Refresh pampering lounge, the Bloom workshop and the power panel in the garden and then go down to the greenhouse in Community Smith restaurant for a fabulous lunch and more intimate connecting with the panelists and special guests.