Filmmaker

Bola Ogun is an alum of the University of North Texas. She was selected for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the inaugural 2016 class for the Ryan Murphy’s Television HALF Mentorship Program, and Robert Rodriguez’s docuseries ‘Rebel Without A Crew.’ Ogun’s second short film “Are We Good Parents?” had its world premiere at South By Southwest and stars Tracie Thoms (“Rent") and Sean Maguire ("Once Upon A Time”). Her first short film, “The Water Phoenix,” premiered at LA International Shorts Festival and screened at Citizen Jane Film Festival and Sci-Fi London. The film received a grant from California Institute of Contemporary Art Grant for completion. Ogun has also written a guest post for Indiewire titled “Enough with the ‘Black Movies’ Bring on the Black Mermaids,” an essay on bringing intersectionality to Fantasy and Sci-fi films. Ogun is based in Los Angeles and is a first-generation American.

 

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