Meet Our Guest Lecturers: Afolabi Kuti
15th June 2020
Afolabi (Afo) Kuti is a BAFTA winning producer who began his film career working in the film festival world for Sundance and BFI London Film Festivals. He then spent time across international film sales with Salt, distribution with Revolver, publicity with DDA PR and film Education with the FilmClub (IntoFilm) before dipping his toes in film production working for producers Elizabeth Karlsen & Stephen Woolley at Number 9 Films. Afo then joined The Salt Company as the Acquisitions Manager in February 2011 before going independent in March 2013.
In May 2012 he was selected as one of Screen International 50 Future leaders in film. Now working as a producer under his company Broedmachine, Afo has TV projects in development with SLAM and VERYFINE and film projects in development with BBC Films, Ffilm Cymru, Ingenious and Revolution Films.
As of 2018 Afo Executive Produced feature film I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER directed by Billy O’Brien and produced short film HOME directed by Daniel Mulloy. Both films premiered at SXSW Film Festival, and HOME later won a BAFTA, Cannes Golden Lion, Golden arrow, D&AD Pencil award and was nominated for Best European Short Film at the European Academy Awards.
With his amazing variety of industry experience we are so grateful to have him join us and share some knowledge with our students about all aspects of film-making and the industry. HE is a popular visitor with students, who has done guest lectures about making short films, development and working in the independent cinema industry, as well as screenings of his award-winning work.