Private Project

#Afrimericans

#AfriMericans is a scripted digital series. It's a bitter-sweet comedy (think FRIENDS/Girlfriends/Modern Family) that follows the lives of the children of African immigrants who are pursuing their own American Dreams with African style. Our series is gaining lots of buzz and praise from industry professionals ... that's just based on our teaser. With the growing interest in the African market, #AfriMericans offers a look at what it's like to be African in America. Season one will even include a few surprise Nollywood and Hollywood guest appearances.

  • Berka Ngong
    Director
  • Maureen Martin
    Writer
  • Berka Ngong
    Writer
  • Maureen Martin
    Producer
  • Berka Ngong
    Producer
  • Helen Koya
    Key Cast
    Helix (SYFY Channel TV series), Assassin's Creed
  • Ellie Foumbi
    Key Cast
    How To Tell You're a Douchebag (Feature film)
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • NYWIFT "Immigrant stories"
    New York, NY
    United States
    May 25, 2017
Director Biography - Berka Ngong

Berka Ngong is a producer, director and editor. Having ‘started’ as the Special Events Manager for the Clio Awards, Berka honed his planning and production skills before transitioning into working with contracts within the Business & Legal Affairs department of Elektra Records.

Following 2 years there, Berka transitioned to MTV Networks where he went from department assistant to On-Air Program Planning Manager (Long Form Programming) for TV Land during his 6 year career at Viacom.

A 2001 graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, Berka can currently be found producing, directing and editing music videos, commercials, promos and other short form content for on-air and/or new media.

As a first generation American of West African descent, Berka is proud to be the co-creator and Executive Producer (and director) of the upcoming scripted digital series ‘#AfriMericans’ set for release Fall 2017.

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Director Statement

As a first generation American of West African descent, Berka is proud to be the co-creator and Executive Producer (and director) of the upcoming scripted digital series ‘#AfriMericans’ set for release Fall 2017.