Emmanuel Fabiyi

Emmanuel Fabiyi is a multi award film maker who was born and raised in the town called Elephant and Castle London, England. Emmanuel studied Information communication technology at the university of East London, studying information technology at the same time studied acting at the academy drama school. After graduating from the academy drama school, his first paid job was when he featured on CBBC's children's program Prank patrol. He then continued to constantly work on a number of shorts film's.

He took up his directorial debut in 2011 where he shot his first short film called redemption a film that reflects on discrimination within the police force. He then continued to make his first Feature film called Consciousness which took him 6 years to finish and is now in post production. He is still making films till present.


Your project takes a part in our festival. What is your project about?
The project is about two powerful angels sent to earth to fight for three seals of prophecy which contains the deeper secrets of the universe which will elevate the human conscious minds beyond what they know and what has been taught.

What were your requirements for actors to take a part of your film?
The requirements are pretty straightforward, once a posting has been pushed through agencies and entertainment websites, i require actors to do a self tape of themselves performing the roles they applied, i also request for actors to provide a showreel for us to see the range of characters the actor has played.

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How did you communicate with the cameraman?

While on set before filming, it is imperative that the right lenses are used specifically for a scene or multiple scenes while on set so talking to the cameraman i discuss with my cinematographer about the lenses which will be used and why we are using them, Before production begins if it's a new Cinematographer I ensure I establish a great relationship moving forward this makes the process of working together on set a lot easier. Lighting also plays a major role in the filming making process so I discuss with my cinematographer about the amount of lighting needed for what scene and why the scene requires minimal or maximum exposure of light. I use story boarding as another way to communicate with my cinematographer explain what shot needs to be used for one scene or the other.

What locations did you choose for your project? And why?
I choose the city of Manchester as a location to shoot my film, and the reason why I chose this location was because it's a city where I live and there were people I knew in the film industry and friends here as well In Manchester that gave me access to the resources I needed to get my film shot. It was also an effective way of saving money as moving location cost money and the film I shout was on a 0 budget.

Why should distributors buy your film?
Distributors should buy my film because the story been told is unique in itself, the title itself speaks volumes. I personally believe that humanity is at a point of awakening and there is so much going on and we as a species are moving into another phase consciously, an awakening like no other.

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What expression elements did you use in your project? How would you characterize your work?
I used different shots for each scene as in my films I want the audience can interpretate the action's on screen. I used colour grading to also depict the tone of my film as well as I want audience to have that feel and quality of imagery when watched and sound the project I shot had a lot of action sounds of movement from the characters and non-moving objects play a major part of the film when the audience are watching and listening to things.

At what festivals have you had success? Has the film already premiered? If so, where?
I have had some success at a number of film festivals for consciousness promoting the trailer like Crown point international film festival, Halicarnassus film Festival, iconic images film festival, The indiefest film awards, Deluxe film festival, Golden Ox international film festival, Green ox international Film Festival and Yak international Film Festival. The film for Consciousness has not premiered yet, the trailer has been winning awards currently.

What motivated you to become a filmmaker?
Been a child of the 70's my father and I would sit down and watch classics like Ben Hir by Charlton Heston, El cid, the wild geese and these were very highly conscious film that had a vey strong message to take with you. These films and many other that were highly conscious that I had watched gave me a reason to feel inspired and write story that ignites the human conscious mind to remind us all that we all have a responsibility to work together to make things better be it in our communities and even in our relationships, these films gave me that and that is why I'm motivated to tell the stories that I make.

Which movies are your favourites? And why?
One of my favourite films of all time is the Matrix, that movie is a revelation of the modern day times of human's connected to machines and how these machines if not regulated properly on how we work with them might be the end of how we view things about the world and ourselves. The future does look bright but at the same time scary when it comes to humans assimilating with these machines. My second greatest movie of all time is called Ben hur another highly conscious movie that that talks about two great friends becoming bitter enemies over power the story connects us all to how people in our lives change and we see them differently. It's a powerful story.

What topics do you like to deal with in your work?
I like to write films about good and evil, Consciousness of my films out this year embodies that topic, another topic I like to write about Survival, I have another film I'm shooting this year called Narc which talks about work place about and how a man who works among his colleagues becomes a victim of abuse and has to fight his way through it.

What genre do you like to shoot and why?
I love combining fantasy/action/drama in my films because it gives the audience excited and a lot of creativity and great story telling. The ultimate goal when it comes to the films I create in those genres is to create exciting film in such genres.

What project would you like to shoot one day, what would it be about?
When I used to work for the organisation I used to listen to colleagues talk about cases of staff within the medical field and unethical practices and this is a project I really want to bring to light and create a great story and shoot it.

What do you do if you're not thinking about a movie? What are your hobbies?
There are a number things I do when I not thinking about a movie. These are playing sports like football, playing table tennis, playing computer games, travelling, reading and spending quality time with family.

What projects do you plan to shoot in the future?
My next project is called Narc it reflects on narcissistic abuse within the work place. A story about a man who joins a group of other employees and is bullied by his supervisor, he now has to survive in a place where he has no one to turn to.