NEW YORK & BERLIN, Germany & LAGOS CITY, Nigeria – Jan. 23, 2016 – PRLog —
Every woman in a man’s profession struggles to prove her worth and Ebele Okoye’s case hasn’t been different. The multi-award winner and 2 time Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) winner, has invested years to build a profession in the film industry as an independent animation director and producer.
Ebele remembers she was 7 when she knew she wanted to become an animation filmmaker but it was almost 30 years before she could realize that dream.
“The Legacy of Rubies” (2015 Germany/Nigeria/USA), Ebele’s recent short took a while to produce but has been gathering one award after another in film festivals despite some reviews which most film makers would find discouraging. In response to her critics, Ebele says; ”Critics are there to ‘criticize’, so I take it as feedback and use it to my advantage”
In her acceptance speech at the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA – South Africa, Ebele said: https://vimeo.com/142603800
“I did not make this film to chase awards. I made this film, to inspire every African animator who wants to make animation films. […] It is possible that we can make quality animations that can compete with works from other parts of the
Watch the Award winning film “The Legacy of Rubies [Full Length] Not available in all regions
Ebele strategically places the film in African Festivals not only to make a statement of what is possible but also to increase an awareness for Animation, a genre which is not always present in such festivals.
Source/read the full article: CEO World Magazine, January 26th, 2016