FNI Wrap Chat #173 | Derek Ugochukwu | Actor/ Writer/ Director
For today's ppisode, Mia Mullarkey cat up with amazing Nigerian/Irish talent Derek Ugochukwu.
Derek is one to watch and is very much on the rise. In May 2020, Screen Ireland announced Ugochukwu as one of the successful 15 writers selected from a pool of 195 applicants for its inaugural Spotlight development scheme aimed at fostering new and diverse writing talent.
In January 2021, Derek was one of the successful 10 writers shortlisted from over 600 entries for the Virgin Media Discovers short film competition in partnership with Screen Ireland. To All My Darlings, a short film written by Ugochukwu was shortlisted for the 2021 BAFTA Student Film Awards. It also won the Audience Award for Best Short at the 2021 Dublin International Film Festival. You're not home, His latest film as a Director, Screened recently at this years Galway Film Fleadh.
Further work as an actor includes the drama series, Cold Courage based on a book by Finnish author Pekka Hiltunen.
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