Samona Olanipekun

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Kindred

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Samona Olanipekun
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Kindred
Samona Olanipekun
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Circulate

Directed by
Samona Olanipekun
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Ahluwalia
Circulate
Samona Olanipekun
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Joy

Directed by
Samona Olanipekun
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Ahluwalia
Joy
Samona Olanipekun
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A Place Of Our Own

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Samona Olanipekun
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Gucci
A Place Of Our Own
Samona Olanipekun

Samona was born in Coventry, West-Midlands to Nigerian parents. Currently based in London, his unique experience informs a lot of his work, blending cultures and perspectives.Before writing and directing Samona produced award winning commercial content for a multitude of global brands (Clio Grand & British Arrow nomination).

Since transitioning to writing and directing, Samona’s first short film - Kindred which was commissioned by the Barbican went on to win Best Experimental at the BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival.Samona is interested in stories that cross genre and format, at a deeper level, Samona is attracted to stories which examine or scrutinise the human condition.

He believes observing how humans react under immense pressure or extraordinary circumstances and questioning what it means to be human. It’s an opportunity for catharsis and in-turn an opportunity for collective progress. Samona’s passion lies in narrative, but believes there is no real difference between narrative and documentary; both formats take a lot from each other and are an opportunity to explore a deeper truth around the human condition.

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