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Iquo B. Essien

Iquo B. Essien is a Nigerian-American director best known for her short film Aissa's Story, based on the DSK trial, which was a semifinalist in the Student Academy Awards. An avid dancer, she received her MFA in screenwriting and directing from NYU Grad Film, and holds a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University. See full bio »

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Known For

Aissa's Story
Aissa's Story Director
New York, I Love You
How to Make Afang Soup
Dakota Producer


Hide Hide Show Show Director (3 credits)
 2016 New York, I Love You (Short)
 2013 Aissa's Story (Short)
 2008 How to Make Afang Soup (Short)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (3 credits)
 2016 New York, I Love You (Short) (written by)
 2013 Aissa's Story (Short)
 2008 How to Make Afang Soup (Short)
Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
 2016 Farewell Meu Amor (Short) (additional photography)
 2015 Walking the Dead (Short) (assistant camera)
 2012 Katya & the Scarlet Sails (Short) (d.i.t)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (3 credits)
 2013 Aissa's Story (Short) (producer)
 2009 In 'The Waiting Room' (Short) (line producer)
 2008 Dakota (Short) (associate producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
 2012 A Friends Place (Short) (assistant director - as Iquo Essein)
 2012 Begotten (Short) (second assistant director - as Iquo Essein)
Hide Hide Show Show Editor (2 credits)
 2016 New York, I Love You (Short)
 2013 Aissa's Story (Short)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 2009 Hug (Short) (production assistant)

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Iquo Essein

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