Last year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) endowed the Best Anti-Trafficking in Person prize in the 2014 HomeVida Short Script Competition. This category highlights the issues surrounding child and women trafficking n Nigeria
As production for the movies kick off, meet the 3 young script writers who won last year:
1) Tunde Apalowo for ‘Lost Children’
Tunde Apalowo is a self trained filmmaker and a cinephile. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Benin, but has since abandoned it to pursue a career in film making. As a screenwriter, he has written a couple of scripts for MNET and other producers; and as a director, he has shot and produced a couple of short films. He is currently working on his first feature film.
2) Onyinye Muomah for ‘Kelechi‘
Onyinye Muomah is a multiple award-winning writer and content producer. Her works include novels, short films and a play set for stage in 2016.
3) Brenda Ogbukaa for ‘Homecoming‘
Chidinma Brenda Ogbukaa is a twenty five year old freelance screenwriter and blogger from Abuja, Nigeria with a degree in educational psychology. Her screenwriting experience includes two short films titled ‘If Only’ and ‘Homecoming’, which won the Best Screenplay category in the 2014 Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (HOMEVIDA). My first feature-length screenplay ‘Beauty of the Mind’ was nominated for Best Screenplay in the 2014 ZAFAA GLOBAL AWARDS. She was part of the writing team on the Africa Magic Hausa series titled ‘Ali’ and ‘HOW FO DO?’ a Ten-week Pidgin English public awareness TV drama highlighting the various strategies, deceptions and misinformation used during electoral campaigning to mislead potential voters, especially at the grassroots level as well as contribute to and promote meaningful participation of the citizenry in the 2015 Nigerian Election Process. ‘HOW FO DO?’ premiered on DTN, Channel 118, on Startimes and other networks in Nigeria and was sponsored by Open Society Initiative For West Africa (OSIWA) as part of its Electoral Campaign Project.
Congrats once again to all our winners!!!