A day in the life of Nigerian expat Emmanuel, who breaks his isolation through dancing.
About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Mahmoud Samir
I fell in love in movies since I was a child. It was a great escape during the period my father got ill and after he passed away.
I studied in the Faculty of Commerce and worked in a call center after graduation for four years.
My love for movies grew more and more, until I saw the movie Gravity by Alfonso Cuaron and that’s when I realized I have to pursue my dream of being a filmmaker.
I took a cinematography course tutored by DP Ahmed Hussein, and took a film editing course tutored by film editor Doaa Fathy.
During that time I cut my teeth on simple unwatchable short films and learned my craft through it.
After that, I applied to the High Cinema Institute in the Film Directing program and was accepted. I just finished my second year and Emmanuel was my graduation project for this year.
I worked for a year as film critic in Tagreer Online Newspaper, then worked as 1st AD on a commercial, and currently my day job is working as a roto artist in Squids Visual Lab.