AD 20 | Julius Onah
"Collaborating With Spike Lee And J.J. Abrams + Independent Cinema + Ideation Through Isolation "

Julius Onah is a Nigerian-American filmmaker, who was raised in Arlington, VA and Washington D.C. after having lived in the Philippines, Nigeria, Togo, and the United Kingdom.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.  In the summer of 2010 he was selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film and in 2013 as one of Studio System's 10 Up and Up Feature Directors.  Onah's films include "The Girl is in Trouble" with executive producer Spike Lee.  He is currently in development on "The God Particle" with producer J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures.

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Posted 01.31.2016


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino