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Omotoso Akin
Acteur/trice | Co-producteur/trice | Producteur/trice | Producteur/trice délégué/e | Réalisateur/trice | Scénariste
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Akin OMOTOSO est un acteur, scénariste, producteur et réalisateur Sud-Africain, de père Nigérian. Il est le fils du célèbre écrivain nigérian, Kole Omotosho (Just Before Dawn, 1988).
Akin Omotoso est né à Ibadan (Nigéria) et a étudié à l'Université de Cape Town (Afrique du Sud). Il a joué en particulier comme acteur dans "J'ai serré la main du diable" ("Shake Hands with the Devil", 2007). Il a réalisé les longs métrages "God Is African" (2003) et Man on Ground ("Un homme à terre", 2011), ainsi que les courts métrages "Gathering the Scattered Cousins" (2006), Rifle Road et "Jesus and the Giant" (2008).

Akin Omotoso was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and studied at the University of Cape Town.
He is a Nigerian-born South African actor, writer, producer and filmmaker.
Akin Omotoso studied drama at the University of Cape Town where he won the Fluer du Cap for most promising student. He also won the Standard Bank Artist of the year award in 2007. Television works includes directing on A Place Called home, (for which he won best director at the south african film and television awards) and the number one drama on South African television Soul City. Akin has Produced and Directed three feature films God is African, the award winning Man on Ground (official selection Toronto and Berlin) and Tell Me Sweet Something in cinemas in 2015.
His acting credits include the films "Lord of War" (2005), "Blood Diamond" (2006), "Shake Hands with the Devil" (2007). After directing a series of short films he made his first feature, "God Is African" (2003) and the shorts "Rifle Road" (2005), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, "Gathering the Scattered Cousins" (2006), a documentary tribute to his late mother, and "Jesus and the Giant" (2008).


Biography 2011 (Shnit Film Festival 2011)
Akin studied Drama at the University Of Cape Town, winning the Fleur Du Cap Most Promising Student Award along the way. He has since led a triple life as an actor, director and producer. His acting credits include a four year stint of South Africa's most popular soap opera ?Generations'. He also starred in Andrew Niccol's "Lord Of War" and is due to be seen soon in "Shake Hands With The Devil" directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
As a producer he has produced the award winning feature film "Gums And Noses" which won Best South African Film 2004 and also a Best Actor award for the lead actor Anthony Coleman at the New York Independent Film Festival. For South African Television he has produced the internationally acclaimed show ?Sorted'. He has directed four short films of which ?Rifle Road' was selected for screening at the Cannes Films Festival in 2005. His debut feature film "God Is African" enjoyed success at numerous film festivals worldwide picking up a nomination at The Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles for Best First Time Feature. His documentary "Gathering The Scattered Cousins" is dedicated to his late mother and screened at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.
He has his own production company called T.O.M PICTURES and he is based in Johannesburg South Africa. In 2007 he was awarded the prestigious STANDARD BANK YOUNG ARTIST AWARD FOR FILM. His short film "Jesus And The Giant" was selected for screening at The Toronto Film Festival in 2008. His documentary on Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka called "Wole Soyinka: Child Of The Forest" was released to critical acclaim in 2008. He has recently completed his second feature film called MAN ON GROUND which will premiere at The Toronto Film Festival 2011.

Actor:
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007).... Paul Kagame
Blood Diamond (2006).... Peacekeeper
Lord of War (2005).... General Solomon
Crossing the Line (2005) (TV).... Zondi
"Generations" (1993) TV Series.... Khaya Motene (2000-)
A Reasonable Man (1999).... Photographer
Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (1999).... Vice Consul Williams
"Double Shift" (1998) TV Series.... Macdonald

Director:
1997 - The Kiss Of Milk, doc /
1998 - The Nightwalkers, doc /
1999 - The Caretaker, doc /
2000 - God is African, lm /
2003 - God Is African (2003)
2005 - Rifle Road, cm /
2006 - Gathering the Scattered Cousins (doc)
2008 - Jesus and the Giant, cm /
2009 - Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest, doc /
1994 - "Soul City", TV Series
2015 - Tell Me Sweet Something

Producer:
Gums and Noses (2004) (co-producer)
Man on Ground (2011)
Tell Me Sweet Something (2015)

Writer:
God Is African (2003)

Source:
www.shnit.org/index.php/made-in-south-africa-za.html
www.rififipictures.com/#!page4/cfvg

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Akin Omotoso nasce nel 1974 a Ibadan in Nigeria e frequenta il corso di arte drammatica all'università di Cape Town. Esordisce alla regia con una serie di cortometraggi. Nel 2000 scrive, dirige e produce il suo primo lungometraggio God is African. Nel 2003 fonda la casa di produzione T.O.M. Pictures con cui produce Gums & Noses che riceve numerosi premi. Nel 2005 partecipa al Festival di Cannes con il cortometraggio Rifle Road mentre il suo documentario Gathering the Scattered Cousins é selezionato al Toronto Film Festival nell'anno successivo. Attualmente é impegnato nella realizzazione di vari film e progetti televisivi.

Filmografia
1997 - The Kiss Of Milk, doc /
1998 - The Nightwalkers, doc /
1999 - The Caretaker, doc /
2000 - God is African, lm /
2005 - Rifle Road, cm /
2006 - Gathering the Scattered Cousins, doc /
2008 - Jesus and the Giant, cm /
2009 - Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest, doc /
2011 - Man on Ground, lm.
2015 : Tell Me Sweet Something, lm

Source:
www.festivalcinemaafricano.org/index.php?pag=vis_film&id_film=837

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Blood Diamond 2006
Acteur/trice

Lord of War 2005
Acteur/trice

Jimmy goes to Nollywood 2014
Acteur/trice

Gathering the Scattered Cousins 2006
Réalisateur/trice

A reasonable man 1999
Acteur/trice

God is African 2003
Réalisateur/trice, Scénariste

In the Shadow of a Saint (Dans l'ombre d'un Saint) 2007
Réalisateur/trice

J'ai serré la main du diable 2008
Acteur/trice

Jesus and the Giant 2008
Réalisateur/trice

Behind the rainbow (Le pouvoir détruit -il le rêve ?) 2009
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Tell Me Sweet Something
Réalisateur/trice

Naked Reality 2016
Acteur/trice

Vaya 2016
Réalisateur/trice, Producteur/trice

Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest 2009
Réalisateur/trice

Boeuf Sur Le Toit (Le) | Bull On The Roof (The) 2010
Voix off

Man on Ground 2011
Réalisateur/trice, Producteur/trice, Scénariste

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Critique
Amaa 2017 Jury Statement
With our list of Winners
Berni Goldblat
publié le 24/07/2017 05:07:22
 

 



Analyse
AfricAvenir relève "Un homme à terre" (Man On Ground)
En hommage aux réfugiés, le partenaire d'Africiné organise la Première namibienne du dernier film de Akin Omotoso
Thierno Ibrahima Dia
publié le 29/06/2013 15:06:29
 

 



Reportage/festivals
Saint Saro-Wiwa in Cannes
Cannes Festival 2007
Tunde Oladunjoye
publié le 21/05/2007 19:05:31
 

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Evènements
   

 

27/11/2009 > 01/12/2009
festival |États-Unis |
African Diaspora Film Festival 2009
17ème édition

 

 

22/09/2010 > 05/10/2010
festival |Trinité-et-Tobago |
Festival de cinéma de Trinité et Tobago (TTFF 2010)
Focus Afrique + Brésil

 

 

08/11/2010 > 14/11/2010
festival |Brésil |
Encontro de Cinema Negro Brasil África e Caribe 2010
4ème édition

 

 

20/01/2011 > 23/01/2011
festival |Nigeria |
iREP international Documentary Film Festival 2011
Theme : "Can documentaries provoke change? (Les documentaires peuvent-ils provoquer le changement ?)"

 

 

05/10/2011 > 09/10/2011
festival |Afrique du Sud |
Shnit International Short film festival 2011
9ème édition

 

 

09/02/2012 > 19/02/2012
festival |Allemagne |
Berlinale 2012 (62st Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)
62ème festival de Berlin

 

 

22/04/2012
soirée |Nigeria |
AMAA 2012

 

 

19/07/2012 > 29/07/2012
festival |Afrique du Sud |
Festival international du Film de Durban (DIFF) 2012
33ème édition

 

 

29/09/2012 > 01/10/2012
festival |Nigeria |
Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! (LCA) 2012 Film Festival
2ème édition. Thème : "Shine your eye".

 

 

11/11/2012 > 22/11/2012
festival |Allemagne |
Cinema Africa! 2012

 

 

30/05/2013 > 02/06/2013
festival |France |
Nollywood Week Paris 2013
Le tout premier festival dédié au deuxième producteur de films au monde, Nollywood. Du 30 mai au 2 juin 2013, Paris passe en mode Nollywood!

 

 

29/06/2013
projection |Namibie |
„African Perspectives": AfricAvenir presents "Man On Ground" by Akin Omotoso, South Africa 2011, 80 min
Namibian Premiere. 19h00 @ Goethe Centre, Windhoek. Entrance is 30,- Nam$. Q-and-A after the screening with Dr. Lawrence Mbangson, Resident Representative of the UNHCR in Namibia.

 

 

16/07/2015 > 26/07/2015
festival |Afrique du Sud |
Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) 2015
36ème édition

 

 

11/06/2016
programme |Nigeria |
African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2016)
12ème édition.

 

 

08/09/2016 > 18/09/2016
festival |Canada |
Festival International du Film de Toronto (TIFF 2016)
41ème édition.

 

 

28/10/2016 > 05/11/2016
festival |Afrique du Sud |
Joburg Film Festival 2016
1ere édition.

 

 

13/11/2016 > 20/11/2016
festival |Nigeria |
Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2016)
6th edition. 5 days. 4 screens. 90 must watch movies.

 

 

09/02/2017 > 19/02/2017
festival |Allemagne |
Berlinale 2017 (67th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)
67ème édition.

 

 

17/03/2017 > 21/03/2017
festival |Namibie |
Oshana Film Festival 2017
1st edition

 

 

22/03/2018 > 25/03/2018
festival |Nigeria |
iREP international Documentary Film Festival 2018
8ème édition. Theme: Archiving Africa II: Frontiers and New Narratives.

 
   


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Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest
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