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Mbalu Kamara

About Mbalu

Filmmaking has always inspired me from a young age. It started with my love from stories; there was something about storytelling through a screen that had sparked an obsession in me and fuelled a passion. It inspired me to become someone who lives for producing moving image content whether its, films, animations or just videos my friends ask me to produce for them for their Instagram. The way cinematography and editing are used to enhance storytelling on screen drew me into filmmaking. To further add, I come from a background where a black African female going into film is typically laughed at or frowned upon. Looking at it from a cultural perspective, African women going into filmmaking is not usually respected as it is part of the ‘Arts’ which many such as West African parents and families do not feel it is a job they can be successful in career-wise; they prefer their children go into other fields such as medicine, law or business. I hope to break down this mindset people from cultural backgrounds tend to have by breaking boundaries and proving to them with the work I produce that a black African female can indeed have a successful career in an industry such as film and television especially in roles such as a director, producer, editor or camera operator. Please check out my website I created myself from scratch using Wordpress: mbalukamara.com

Locations I would like to work
London, Oxford, Edinburgh
Production areas I would like to work in
Floor Runner / Set PA, Production Assistant, Edit Trainee / Assistant
Non-Production areas I would like to work in
Distribution, Film Marketing, Script Reader

Showreel & Photographs


Skills & Experience

Software Experience

Adobe Illustrator
Competent
Adobe Photoshop
Competent
Adobe Premier
Competent
After Effects
Competent
Final Cut
Competent
MS Excel
Expert
MS Powerpoint
Expert
MS Word
Expert

Education

2019.
University of East London
Film studies

2015.
British Film Academy
Animation & Special Effects

2012.
SKY
Sky SKills Studio Workshop

References

Iria Pizania
Equal Access Network Coordinator, Film London

iria.pizania@filmlondon.org.uk


Nahrein Kemp
Film and TV Executive, Film London

nahrein.kemp@filmlondon.org.uk


Fran Plowright
Create Jobs Senior Programme Manager and Founder of Meet a Mentor, Create Jobs

fran.plowright@newdirection.org.uk


Yejide Adeoye
Bussiness Owner, Yejide Adeoye

info@yejideadeoye.london


Simon Oatley
The Film and Video Workshop, BFI

simon@filmworkshop.com