Director & Producer – Gladys "Gee" Edeh
Born to a Nigerian father and Ivorian mother in Guymon, Oklahoma, Gladys Edeh has always been a lover of the arts right from the age of 13. Her love affair for film blossomed after watching the movie classic, "The God's Must be Crazy", a movie her dad brought back home after a business trip to India. Her dream was to attend film school but her dad had other plans. She moved from Kano State, Nigeria to Atlanta, GA in 1995 to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Film Studies at Kennesaw State University. Upon graduation, she became an active member of the film community in the Atlanta area and participated in every film or video project she could find. In 2008, she produced her very first short film, ‘But Mamah’ which was screened at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, GA. The film got selected the following year to be part of the ION Film Festival which was hosted in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. In that same year, she founded her production company, KokoAtDawn Productions, LLC where she serves as a cinematographer, director and producer. Her main focus is to produce documentaries that showcase the lifestyle and untold stories of Africans, especially those with creatives backgrounds that are living in the diaspora. Gladys Edeh has been a resident of Atlanta, Georgia for over 20 years and currently lives with her husband and two kids.
2008 – But Mamah (Short fiction)
2009 – Gone Fishing (Short fiction)
2010 – Mugged (Short fiction)
2012 – Wedlock of the gods (Live short documentary)
2013 – Lagbaja in Concert featuring Tosinger (Live short documentary)
2016 – Mr. Gele: The Man. The Craft. The Story (Documentary Short )
Associate Producer – Imani Latifa Warren
West Philadelphia born and raised, Imani Latifah Warren has been an active member in the entertainment community for over 15 years. She started in Philadelphia working for companies such as Clear Channel, Radio One and Tribune Entertainment just for starters. She attended Overbrook High, the home school of First Black Astronaut Guion, Bluford, Actor and Hip Hop artist Will Smith and NBA all-star Wilt Chamberlain. Imani earned a Liberal Arts Degree in Africana Studies from Savannah State University and has received her Masters in Film and Television at (SCAD) - Savannah College of Art and Design in May 2017. Shortly after graduation, she received a Summer Internship with CNN in the Documentary department. She is a professionally trained Museum educator as well as a keeper of African and African American tradition and cultures. She is a director, producer and writer specializing in documentaries, creative content for people of color, promotions and marketing, and educational filmmaking. She is also a spiritual consultant of traditional African religions. She started Nyeusi Film Collective in 2015 working with various filmmakers, musical artists and producers in the Georgia area. She is a trusted friend, daughter and sister and looks forward to a future creating beautiful films and documentaries for all people to enjoy
Director Photography - Akin Okunrinboye
Akin Okunrinboye is a Nigerian born filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. An avid lover of African cinema and self taught cinematographer, Akin has worked on Film and TV projects such as But Mamah, Mugged, Five, The A, just to name a few. In 2013, he produced and directed the viral hit sensation, The Promise, which earned him a cash prize from the popularly known Afrinolly Short Film competition held in Lagos, Nigeria. Mr. Gele: The Man, The Story, The Craft is Akin’s first documentary.
Editor – Mimi Wilcox
Mimi Wilcox is a Chicago-based Editor and Filmmaker. She was the Assistant Editor on a new documentary feature from the Sacramento-based Documentary Foundation, the production company behind the award-winning film ‘Age of Champions’. She has created commercial documentaries for Shure, Inc., and edited pieces for nonprofits such as the American Lung Association and Lilliput Children's Services. Mimi has immersed herself in the Chicago documentary scene. She has worked closely with documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films, the organization that produced the acclaimed films Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali. She has also worked locally with Kindling Group, Beti Films, and Emmy Award-winner Terry Spencer Hesser.
Mimi was born and raised in Northern California. Before becoming a full-time Editor, she studied Economics and Russian at the University of Chicago. She is conversational in Spanish and Russian.