Faraday Okoro: New York-based Nigerian-American filmmaker taking the industry by storm

Faraday Okoro: New York-based Nigerian-American filmmaker taking the industry by storm

- Faraday Okoro is a Nigerian-American filmmaker based in US who has featured in many festivals around the world

- The filmmaker said he got inspired to go into film production when he saw Road to Perdition

- Faraday has not only exhibited his movies around the world, his latest long film, Nigerian Prince, got a robust sponsorship

Faraday Okoro is a New York-based Nigerian-American filmmaker who was named after Micheal Faraday, the popular 19th century physicist and chemist.

According to the information on his website, Faraday said that he got the inspiration to pursue a career in filmmaking after seeing 20 minutes of Road to Perdition.

The filmmaker attended Howard University, an institution that is historical for being a black college. In the school, he was awarded a trustees’ scholarship.

With the scholarship, Faraday schooled in the university without having to pay any tuition.

Faraday received an MFA in filmmaking at New York University Film School where he also got another grant called Peter D Gould Scholarship.

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His first short movie, Full-Windsor, has so far screened in 14 major film festivals including the popular Chicago International Film Festival.

He premiered his first feature film, Nigerian Prince, with AT&T at the Tribeca Film Festival. The mobile company put in $1 million for the movie.

In 2016, Faraday was included in MovieMaker Magazine/Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about one Bisi Ezerioha, also known as Ndubisi Ezerioha, who is a Nigerian-American engineer and professional race car driver, entrepreneur and engine builder.

Ezerioha got admission into the university at the young age of 15 where he was a pharmac*utical researcher for years before he decided to branch off into the engineering field.

Ezerioha’s automotive creations have been featured in many films, televisions, toys and video games.

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