MASTERCLASS WITH CHRIS ODEH: A Career-Changing Opportunity for Young Filmmakers.

Chris Odeh, the Team Lead and senior producer of Sozo Films, through the Coal360 initiative, has announced entry into the 4th edition of its 7-day all-expense paid Film Production BootCamp.

For African filmmakers between the ages of 25 and 35 looking to learn or hone their film production skills, look no further than the Masterclass with Chris Odeh (MCWCO), a boot camp designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the film industry, from ideation to distribution.

This initiative is hosted annually by Chris Odeh, an award-winning African Filmmaker known for his works on films such as \’Living in Bondage – Breaking Free\’, \’Oloibiri\’, \’Choke\’, \’RattleSnake – The Ahanna Story\’, and a lot more.

In this boot camp, Chris shares his expertise and knowledge of the industry, providing insider tips and tricks on everything from pre-production to post-production. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional and gain valuable insight into the world of film production, with explicit tips on producing a film for an African audience.

We gathered that the MCWCO has run for three consecutive years in Uyo, Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria respectively. With this year being the 4th edition, the masterclass promises to further give emerging filmmakers the opportunity, the art and the business of filmmaking from a major industry stakeholder.

Chris Odeh is a highly respected film producer with extensive experience in production spanning across feature films, TV Shows, TV Commercials, Series and documentaries across the African continent. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry and has an impressive track record of producing successful film projects.

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With a unique approach to film production , Chris is known for his innovative ideas, attention to details, and his ability to bring together talented teams of creative professionals. Chris who is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others, is a firm believer in the power of storytelling, and making films that have a strong narrative, emotional and social impact.

According to recent statement by Chris Odeh, the masterclass is a hands-on experience designed to continually provide a comprehensive and practical approach to film production. It covers all aspects of the film production process, from development and financing to production, marketing, and distribution. He further explained that participants will learn about the importance of collaboration, networking, and communication in the film industry. They will also gain insights into the latest trends in the industry and how to stay ahead of the curve.

According to a Coal360 representative, the idea for the MCWCO was birthed from Chris’ passion for filmmaking and desire to give back to the society by helping young and emerging filmmakers become professional filmmakers who can compete on the global stage.

One of the unique aspects of the Masterclass is that Chris Odeh will be sharing his personal experiences and anecdotes from his own film productions, giving attendees an insider\’s view of the industry. There will also be opportunities for attendees to meet and ask questions from top industry professionals who are guest facilitators in the masterclass.

By the end of the masterclass, participants will have a clear understanding of what it takes to produce a successful film project and how to navigate the competitive film market in Africa.

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The success stories from previous participants have been impressive and speak volumes about the quality of the program. Many participants have gone on to produce award-winning films and work with major studios in the film industry.

It was made known that the Masterclass with Chris Odeh is a valuable investment for anyone who is serious about building a successful career as a producer. If this is you, log onto to apply.

Application closes on 31st July 2023.

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