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Bola Ogun is a first generation Nigerian-American filmmaker selected for the class of 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the inaugural class for the Ryan Murphy’s Television HALF Mentorship Program, one of the five filmmakers for Robert Rodriguez’s docuseries ‘Rebel Without A Crew’ and is currently a participant in WeForShe’s DirectHer program.
Ogun’s second short film “Are We Good Parents?” had its world premiere at SXSW, took home 2nd Runner Up for Best Narrative Short at Urbanworld and won Best Short Film/Emerging Filmmaker at AT&T's SHAPE Event. Her first short film, THE WATER PHOENIX, screened at LA International Shorts Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival and Sci-Fi London. As well as received a grant from California Institute of Contemporary Art Grant for completion and positive reviews from Black Girl Nerds and Shadow And Act. She honed her strong filmmaking skills and knowledge by working in the production department for 8 years on notable projects such as “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Neighbors,” “Battleship,” “True Detective,” and “Friday Night Lights.” Which led her to produce the Emmy campaign music video for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, Vanity Fair’s viral video “Ladyboss” and four Capital Records music videos.
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