People

Mak Kusare

Mak Kusare

Position

Director and Producer; Creative Director/ COO, 100% audio-visual (a department of Avehil -production company); Founder, Centre Ninety Degrees NGO

Role

YCE Finalist

Mak ‘Kusare is a new generation Nigerian filmmaker who has produced for radio, television and video.

International Young Screen Entrepreneur Award 2007

He wrote, directed and produced 90 – Degrees, his first feature length movie on video format which was shot entirely on location in Jos, Nigeria. The film won the best director, best first film/video of a director and best feature film awards at the 2006 edition of the prestigious Zuma film festival Abuja, Nigeria.   In 2006, he was commissioned by the Nigerian film corporation to direct a short 16mm film “Duty” written by a renowned Nigerian film critic Muritala Sule.  Currently he works with the BBC WST in Nigeria as a director on the series WETIN DEY a HIV/AIDS awareness TV series.

In 2001, Mak started an NGO for young people to hone their skills in all areas of endeavour, ranging from sciences to the arts and from entrepreneurial skills to political ideology.

In 2003, he was part of the Produire Au Sud workshop for producers from Latin America, Asia and Africa, under the auspices of the festival of 3 continents. After which he returned to the National Film Institute, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design and Graphics/ Motion Picture Production, specializing in Scripting, Producing and Directing. Mak also attended the Cannes film festival,  as a participant in the Producers Network in 2005.