First Assistant Director / Associate Producer
Chinonye is a Nigerian-born, Alaskan-raised filmmaker and recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award and Princeton Hodder Fellowship. Chinonye’s debut feature film, AlaskaLand, has been selected to screen globally, including the Chicago International Film Festival and the New York African Festival at Lincoln Center. Chinonye’s short film, The Dance Lesson, premiered at the Ritz Theater of Philadelphia and was later licensed by mindTV for regional network distribution. The film was also a Regional Finalist for the 2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards. Chinonye has just completed the short narrative, bottom, which will soon premier in the festival circuit. Currently, she is in pre-production for her next project, a short film adaptation of the anthologized story, A Walk Through the Neighborhood.