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Peter Okojie | Documentary Film Maker Peter Okojie
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As a documentary storyteller you have to believe in yourself, be passionate about your work and create your own destiny because my limitations never defined how high I want to go.

– Peter Okojie.


Peter is an award winning Documentary filmmaker currently based in the U.S. Over the course of his career he has made over 10 short films, which include Fish on FireTe’la, Concrete Underwater Breaking Forth, My Kabukabu Life and Commitment in the face of Covid-19. His work has been featured at festivals, which include VIvafilm Festival, and Lakecity Film Festival. His latest work Breaking Forth featured at the 2020 edition of Silicon Valley Film Festival where he won an award (Best short Documentary short), Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), and Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), Hip-Hop film festival West Africa, Jozi Film Festival, IREP and Afrikans on film festival. He has also freelanced as a DP on a number of Nigerian realities TV shows and music videos produced by Capital Dreams Pictures. Peter has a keen interest in documenting the lives of ordinary, every-day people who are often overlooked by society but who have testimonies that inspire. He takes inspiration from other documentary makers who include John Rowe, Emmanuel Lubezeki, Ben Solomon and Tunde Kelani. Peter studied Cinematography at The Pencil Film and Television Institute and also has a BA in Business Studies from Lagos State Polytechnic. Peter was one of 10 people representing Nigeria at Akoma Amplify Fellowship (2017) for Africa’s storytellers and content creators and one of the 16 filmmakers invited for the Global Short Documentary Forum (GSDF) by ONE WORLD MEDIA in the UK.

Peter was recently invited by the New American Museum and San Diego Filipino Cinema to screen one of his recently completed works (BREAKING FORTH) where he also highlighted his experiences during the film production.