Temilola Matanmi

Nigerian-American filmmaker Temilola Matanmi was born in Providence RI, Before spending time back and forth living with family in Lagos. At the age of eight, Temilola made his permanent return to the United States. To the dismay of teachers, he cured his boredom by sketching his diverse experiences on the margins of his textbooks, which soon developed into a passion for drawing and a desire to see his art move. Eventually, his artistic endeavors brought him to study at his hometown art school the Rhode Island School of Design, which bolstered his love of traditional character animation and its tactility while simultaneously sparking a newfound obsession with live-action cinematography and visual film techniques. Today his filmmaking practice and art explores his culture & blackness, abstraction, social commentary, class dynamics, character, and camera movement.


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