Take a behind the scenes look into the process for The Creative Genius Known As... Kwesa the Artist. See where his inspiration comes from that keeps him motivated to stay consistent with his natural gifting and abilities.

  • Kwesa G. Drakes
  • Kwesa G. Drakes
  • Kwesa G. Drakes
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35MM, BMPCC 6k
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Director Biography - Kwesa G. Drakes

A passion for all things creative Kwesa has stepped into many different fields to express his God given talents. Originally from the Bronx NY, Kwesa relocated to the Lehigh Valley area 20 years ago and began to pursue his dreams of music and filmmaking. With a deep love for the art Kwesa refers to himself as "The Creative Genius" not because it's catchy but because he's a student of all the great filmmakers of his generation. Self taught in his craft Kwesa would pick up a camera out of necessity, unable to afford quality camera work due to family responsibilities Kwesa thought it be best to invest in his own equipment and learn every aspect of the craft. He went on to shoot several music videos, podcast and documentaries serving as a freelance videographer with almost a decade of experience.

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Director Statement

I wasn't ready to give up on my craft so I understood that we live in a world now where everything is at your fingertips. To simply put it, I felt as if there's nothing I cannot learn. I've been a day dreamer and a visionary my whole life and I know God didn't give me this talent to sit on.