SMATFirst

  • The SMATFirst Series

    The SMATfirst series is a collaboration initiative designed to give young filmmakers a voice via short form contents. It is a SMATMEDIA initiative and will involve working with a selection of young filmmakers who have stories to tell and fund them. The series is structured to deliver on three levels;

  • WRITING
    DIRECTING
    ACTING
    BEHIND THE SCENE

  • BEHIND THE SCENE
    A lot goes into making a screen content and the production value of any film is only as good as the skill-level of the crew. The SMATfirst series is also an internship platform for these group of artists; Art Direction, Costume, Make-Up, Sound, Lights etc. selected interns will be assigned to the different production units to understudy the production process. Nothing beats hands-on skill acquisition especially if you already have the basics.

    WRITERS
    “Story is King”; it is the currency of life and the most important component in content creation. Story is what calls to and brings together all other components of content creation and production. Identifying talented writers who can be groomed into storytellers is a key focus for us. It all begins with a story

  • DIRECTORS

    It is tough to find resources to make a film, tougher still to get someone to take a chance on a newbie director who hasn’t proved her or himself in the industry. It then becomes important to provide a creative platform for them to cut their teeth unhindered.

    The SMATfirst Series makes available this space and will work with first time filmmakers through the process of story design and storytelling to creating short films that will cover a wide rage of issues. While the finished work is a SMATMEDIA Production, the filmmakers will be able to enter their films to film festivals in categories for which they own credits.

    ACTORS
    We are currently witnessing the evolution of the Nigerian film space, which is seeing more and more films make it to the big screens. As we continue to grow and develop the industry, what we must not ignore is the importance of ensuring that we also consistently grow and showcase skilled talents.

  • …IT BEGINS

    The SMATfirst series is starting with three short films; ‘Honey’, ‘2CanPlay, and ‘Reciprocity’ as shot by Oluyoumi Ososanya.

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    2CanPlay

    Written by Emmanuel Uduma and Directed by Oluyomi Ososanya tell the story of a cheating couple; the other totally unaware of the others games.

    Staring the beautiful and talented Kiki Omeili and the young Dare Ekunno

    Crew:
    Art Director/Associate Producer: Olusola Iwaotan Roberts
    DOP: Abiola Ladipo
    Lights: Teniola Adewale Malik
    Sound: Felix Olushina Olojede
    Continuity: Dimoriaku Godwin
    Make-up: Gloria Oghozor
    Runner: Tejan Kpaka

    Produced By Emmanuel Kalu Uduma

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    HONEY

    Written and Directed by Oluyomi Ososanya explores the growing trend of transactional sex between adolescent girls and the men old enough to father them. This no-dialogue piece stars Martin Iwuagwu (Talented Theatre and screen actor) and Nneoma Jennifer Onwuegbu (A final year student of Dramatic Arts, O.A.U, Ife); Emmanuel Uduma produced Honey.

    Crew:
    Art Director/Associate Producer: Olusola Iwaotan Roberts
    DOP: Abiola Ladipo
    Lights: Teniola Adewale Malik
    Continuity: Dimoriaku Godwin
    Make-up: Gloria Oghozor
    Runner: Tejan Kpaka

    Produced By Emmanuel Kalu Uduma

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    RECIPROCITY

    Written and Directed by Directed by Oluyomi Ososanya tells the story of a young man who decides that paying for dinner must earn him a night between her sheets.

    Staring fast rising Segun Dada and the beautiful Ademoye A. Abimbola

    Crew:
    Art Director/Associate Producer: Olusola Iwaotan Roberts
    DOP: Abiola Ladipo
    Lights: Teniola Adewale Malik
    Sound: Felix Olushina Olojede
    Continuity: Dimoriaku Godwin
    Make-up: Gloria Oghozor
    Runner: Tejan Kpaka

    Produced By Emmanuel Kalu Uduma