Project Title: MAMI WATA
JULIUS AMEDUME (Writer/Director) Julius’ film education began with the black and
white film noirs, comedies and musicals screened on BBC2 and Channel 4 each
afternoon while he was homeschooled as a youngster due to illness.
Years later he was awarded a Toledo scholarship to study a masters in directing fiction
at the National Film & Television School. During his time there, Julius wrote and
directed four short films. MARY AND JOHN was nominated for Best Short at the 2009
Rushes Soho Film Festival and a Golden Lion at the 2010 Taipei county film festival in
Taiwan. LORRAINE premiered at the 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival and was nominated
for Best Short at the 2010 Rushes Soho Film Festival. MR GRAHAM premiered at The
14th Urbanworld Film Festival in New York 2010, and his graduation film PRECIPICE
Won Best Short at the 19th Pan African Film Festival 2011, and an African Oscar for
Best Diaspora Short at the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Nigeria.
His latest film Rattlesnakes won the 2019 Audience Award at Pan African Film Festival
in Los Angeles and the Independent Spirit Film Production award at 2019 14 th Screen
Nation Awards in London.