BIO: Gene Adu (Eugene Adu Antwi)

Gene Adu in Emergers 2020. Photo Credit: Kuulpeeps.com
Gene Adu in Emergers 2020. Photo Credit: Kuulpeeps.com

FULL NAME: Eugene Adu Antwi

HOMETOWN: Bekwai, Ashanti Region

RESIDENCE: Tema

GENRE: Film

SKILL SET: Filmmaker

BORN: April, 18

YEARS ACTIVE: 5 years

LABEL: The Creative Inc


ORIGIN STORY

Gene Adu loved films while growing up. After his university education and working as a banker for a while, he felt that he was at the wrong place and needed to pursue his dream of filmmaking. After having that conviction, he got some friends together and they shot their first short film, titled Guilty. He later joined forces with Sika Osei to set up The Creative Inc.


EDUCATION

Gene Adu had his senior high school education at Achimota School. He furthered his education at Valley View University where he studied Banking.


VIDEOGRAPHY

Short Films: Guilty and Three Nights Ago

Music Videos: Saara (Sarkodie ft Efya), Ankwadobi (Efya ft Medikal), Big Mad (M.anifest ft Simi), Killing Me (Cina Soul) Ojorley (Cina Soul).


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

The music video of Cina Soul’s song Ojorley, which he directed had six nominations at the 2019 MTN 4Syte Video Music Awards of which won the Best Photography Award.

He also won awards for his short film, 3 Nights Ago.

3 Nights Ago awards: Official Selection Afro Film Festival “Ananse” (2016), Official Selection Indiewise Free Virtual Festival (2016), Official Selection Slum Film Festival (2016), 2nd Runner Up Francophone Film Festival (2016).


SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES

Facebook (Gene Adu), Twitter (GeneAdu) and Instagram (geneadu)

Watch Gene Adu, The Ghanaian Film Maker Talk About How He Was Inspired By The Original Lion King Movie Below:

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