MMP 55: Attack of the Tenacious Filmmaker with Nathanael Sims

MMP 55: Attack of the Tenacious Filmmaker with Nathanael Sims

Thirteen years in the making, and I don’t mean 11 years shopping the script around and 2 years of production. This no-budget film was 13 years in production. Writer and director Nathaniel Sims is with us to talk about his apocalyptic movie The Book of Wendy. The Book...
MMP 54: A Filmmaker in Nollywood with Obi Emelonye

MMP 54: A Filmmaker in Nollywood with Obi Emelonye

Nigerian filmmaker Obi Emelonye shares his experience working in the phenomenon of Nollywood since the early 2000s. Sometimes we need to shake up our perceptions of things we believe are immovable – things like the mechanisms of our Western film industry. Sometimes we...
MMP 53: Evangelical Nollywood with Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola

MMP 53: Evangelical Nollywood with Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola

The Nigerian film industry is the second most prolific film industry in the world, and their faith-based films, that they label as evangelical themed films, are not fringe like ours, they’re mainstream. Today, my guest is Nollywood scholar Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola, in...
MMP 52: Nollywood as a Filmmaking Model with Jamie Meltzer

MMP 52: Nollywood as a Filmmaking Model with Jamie Meltzer

What is this country that has this titan film industry? If you haven’t guessed, I’ll give you another clue. It’s a country in Africa. It’s industry goes by the moniker of Nollywood. It’s the country of Nigeria. I am fascinated by the Nigerian film industry. While...