Chuko Esiri

Director, Writer, Producer

After graduating law school miserable, Chuko moved to New York and rattled around internships at The Gersh Agency and Innovative Artists where he learned about the film business and discovered the concept of film school.

Building on connections made during his time in New York, Chuko returned to Nigeria and produced Julius Onah’s, Big Man as part of Focus Feature‘s Africa First Program. He went on to make two more short films: Goose, co-directed with twin brother, Arie, that premiered at the 2017 LA Film Festival and Besida, an official selection at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival.

He has a Masters in Fine Arts from New York University (NYU) where he was a Purple List Winner with Eyimofe script and is an IFP Narrative Lab Fellow. He lives in Lagos and Eyimofe is his first feature film.