Sons rising from The Last Poet: Abiodun Oyewole

  • Dami Akinnusi
    Writer
    Malcolm's Echo, Bleach My Skin White
  • Dami Akinnusi
    Producer
    Malcolm's Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X
  • Obadele Davis
    Producer
  • Dami Akinnusi
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dami Akinnusi

Dami Akinnusi, is a British-Nigerian Producer/Director and TV host working internationally. She is the founder of Darkling Productions based in New York and has directed projects in Europe, Africa and the Americas. She is also an alumni of the BBC/Skillset Millennium Awards, and recipient of the bespoke BBC Directing and Journalism training. As part of her fellowship, she produced her first film ‘Go to your room: The Bedroom MC Competition’, which toured internationally with the British Council, selected to represent UK arts and culture. The film’s success earned her a feature in the Guardian Newspaper’s ‘What Happened Next’ graduate section.

Dami’s television directing credits include the ground breaking film “Bleach My Skin White”, the first UK ITV documentary to tackle the issue of skin bleaching on primetime television. With more than 15 years in broadcast television and music journalism, she has worked on shows for ITV, Current TV, Channel 4, BBC, BBC1Xtra, Granada Media, MTV, Discovery, Islam Channel and Nigerian, Ghanaian and South African networks. She made her documentary feature debut with ‘Malcolm’s Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X’ winner of the African Movie Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other TV credits include ‘Finding Inner Peace’, ‘Jude Law’s Nanny’, ‘The Hip Hop Generation’, ‘Darklingdami About Town’, ‘I used to be a Gangsta’ and ‘Africans of the Burial Ground’

Darkling Productions provides a number of multimedia services for TV, film and the web, and also have a number of projects in development.

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