No, we did not win BUT what an honor it was to receive a nomination at the BronzeLens Film Festival Award Show. Yes, “Mr. Gele” was nominated in the Documentary Shorts Category!!!
The Award show took place at the SCADShow in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, August 25th. It started off with a fashionably fabulous red carpet event that showcased almost everyone in their best African attire. Getting to the event was quite eventful since most of the downtown area had traffic all around. Beyonce was in town. Enough said :-)
The Award Show host, Palmer Williams kept the jokes coming and musician/actor, Tony Hightower had the audience entertained with his musical performances throughout the show. Nigerian actor and presenter, Joseph Benjamin was on board to present an award for the Best International Documentary.
After the awards show, I had a wardrobe change and headed over to the W Hotel across the street for cocktails and conversation. I had the privilege of networking with several filmmakers and to my surprise ran into Ms. Ashley Everett, Beyonce’s lead dancer!