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Alexander Etseyatse is a first generation Nigerian-American filmmaker residing in Brooklyn, New York. He’s an avid Arts enthusiast who enjoys watching stories unfold, whether on or off screen. He also enjoys a good comedy and having fun, though somehow, maybe even contrarily so, he tends to lean towards writing deeper, darker, thought-provoking material, such as Crime Dramas and Thrillers using gritty imagery and darker tones. Currently a thesis Student at NYU’s Graduate film program on a prestigious Graduate Scholarship and Spike Lee Fellowship.
His Spring Narrative project “Otis” the Web series made its World Premiere at 2018 SXSW Film Festival. “Otis” then went on to screen at The 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival, The 48th Seattle International Film Festival, and the Big Apple Film Festival. Winning Best Web Series at Bronzelen Film Festival and Honorable mention at Urbanworld; Alexander Etseyatse most recent feature-length screenplay “Otis” was selected as a quarterfinalist of Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition and was also recently awarded the Spike Lee Production Grant for Feature length Screenplay “Otis”& a Caucus foundation Grant.”
Alexander Etseyatse’s overall work has screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide. His previous short films Abidjan, Mikel’s Faith & Four One Nine has won over 25 awards around the world (Cannes, Berlin, South Africa & Los Angeles). Abidjan and Mikel’s Faith is also available on Amazon. His second-year short film LP will make its world premiere in 2019.
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