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Alexander Etseyatse is a first-generation Nigerian-American filmmaker residing in Brooklyn, New York. He’s an avid art enthusiast who enjoys watching stories unfold, whether on or off-screen. He enjoys a good comedy though somehow, maybe even contrarily so, he tends to lean towards writing deeper, darker, thought-provoking material, such as psychological thrillers and crime dramas 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 first-year spring narrative, Otis the web series, made its world premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Otis then went on to screen at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival, the 48th Seattle International Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, and the Big Apple Film Festival. Winning “Best Web Series” at Bronzelens Film Festival and an honorable mention at Urbanworld. Alexander’s second-year short film, LP, recently screened at the 2019 Woodstock Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, and Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival. Winning the “Carl Lerner Award for Social Significance” at NYU First Run Film Festival and was also nominated for “Best Student Short” at Woodstock Film Festival.
Alexander Etseyatse’s most recent full-length feature screenplay, Otis N’ the Dough Boyz, was selected as a quarterfinalist of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition and was also recently awarded the Spike Lee Production Grant and a Caucus Foundation Grant. Overall, his work has screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide. His previous short films Abidjan, Mikel’s Faith, and Four One Nine won over 25 awards around the world (Cannes, Berlin, South Africa & Los Angeles). Abidjan and Mikel’s Faith is available on Amazon.
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