Nigerian actress, music video director, filmmaker and television director granted Guardian news a twitter interview on Wednesday 7th of December 2016 an interview that allowed fans and followers of both handles to take part.
The 36-year old director of the movie, ‘The Wedding Party’ answered various questions about her career, upcoming projects and her challenges in the industry.
Below is a transcript of Kemi’s twitter interview with Guardian news.
1. What inspired the push to go from the front of the screens to behind it?
2. So do you miss the screen, how big is your desire to return to the big screen?
3. What is it about cameras that got you fascinated, and what’s the origin of this fascination?
4. That being a motivating factor to go behind the camera, do you see age discrimination often in our film & TV industry
5. If you could destroy one myth about the entertainment industry, what would it be?
6. Do you think that as a woman director you have a different perspective or make films differently than a man would?
7. Obstacles faced as a woman director?
8. Did you go to school to learn how to be a DOP (Director of Photography), did you start the directing business as a DOP or you evolved?
9. In a few words, what is ‘The Wedding Party’ about?
10. What took you so long to make a feature movie?
11. What drew you to take on the wedding party as your first feature length film after turning down so many others?
12. What’s the most exciting thing about working on the set of ‘The Wedding Party’?
13. Why did you decide to switch from music videos to movies?
14. What are the 3 most challenging things you have had to do as a filmmaker?
15. Any future projects you are working on at the moment?
16. What is the most grateful thing you have ever thought for?
17. If you were to give one piece of advice to young aspiring filmmakers, what would it be?