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How Husbandry Director Ikem Okeke made his Debut Short Film.

Short films are proven avenues for young filmmakers to experiment and figure out their voice and style. The financial and logistical hindrances commonly associated with the form are intended to bring out the genius in filmmakers, and prepare them for the more regimented culture that comes with bigger projects and investor involvement in future. For Ikem Okeke, Husbandry, his debut short film, was his first dance as a filmmaker. It allowed him to play with all he’d learnt and more. Filmkaku had a chat with the young filmmaker. Filmkaku: To start off, could you introduce us to your background and your work? Ikem Okeke: I was born and raised in Nigeria, but I moved to New Jersey for University. I grew up watching big Hollywood superhero/fantasy movies and the types my mother liked — Classic Nollywood movies and American thrillers. My true love for film came when I was about…

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