Not Supposed To Be Here

NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE is centered around the lives of 2 black skinned men profiled and arrested for the color of their skin. This piece of work will recount the tumultuous journeys of black men as seen through the eyes and experiences of these two, it will serve to educate, enlighten, and connect viewers to the inner struggles of the black man in America and shed light to the origin of these issues. Demystifying myths around the animosity between African Immigrants and African-Americans.

  • Katung M Aduwak
    Director
  • JoJo Silla
    Writer
  • Katung M Aduwak
    Producer
  • Gbenro Ajibade
    Key Cast
    "African Male"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 7 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    6,100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Toronto Short Film Channel
    Toronto
    Canada
Director Biography - Katung M Aduwak

Katung Musa Aduwak is currently the CEO of One O Eight Media LLC, a position he took on after serving as Senior Channel Manager at MTV Base, Senior Creative Director at VIACOM International and also Executive Director at Chocolate City.

He produced and directed the movies “Unwanted Guest” and “Heaven’s Hell”. He also directed a number of music videos for Nigerian record label, Chocolate City, for gospel and pop musical group, Styl Plus, actor and singer, Gabriel Afolayan also known as G-Fresh and has starred in EbonyLife TV’s “Desperate Housewives”.

Originally from Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, Katung has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria. He worked as a radio broadcaster and also participated in the inaugural Big Brother Nigeria reality show, where he won USD $100,000. Katung obtained a directorial degree and advanced diploma in digital filmmaking from the Digital Film Academy in New York.

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