Jenn Nkiru

Jenn Nkiru

Director at IconoclastLondon, United Kingdom
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Jenn Nkiru

Jenn Nkiru

Director at IconoclastLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Artist + Director Represented by Iconoclast Jenn Nkiru is an award winning visionary artist and director from and based in Peckham, London. Her first film EN VOGUE shot by Bradford Young & Arthur Jafa screened internationally to critical success. Previous credits include a documentary series for Redbull and a campaign for photographer Rankin where he selected Nkiru as one of 20 of the "industry's top directors and most creative talent". Additional credits include short films for the BFI, Condenast, Channel 4 and the Tate. Current cover star of Pitch Magazine's 2018 New Talent issue, her most recent credit, REBIRTH IS NECESSARY is a dreamlike art film commissioned by NOWNESS centred on Blackness past, present and future and winner of the 2018 Canal+ Award.
Projects
  • Beyoncé + Jay-Z (The Carters) — APESHIT
    Beyoncé + Jay-Z (The Carters) — APESHIT2nd unit direction by me | directed by Ricky Saiz | produced by Iconoclast
  • Black Star: Rebirth Is Necessary
    Black Star: Rebirth Is NecessaryDirector Jenn Nkiru authors a personal and powerful exploration of blackness through piecing together dreamlike portraits with stunning archival footage that includes Afrofuturism pioneer Sun Ra and revolutionary organization the Black Panther Party.
  • En Vogue
    En VoguePart of a series by new British Director Jenn Nkiru, En Vogue is a high concept, in your face experimental short showcasing the unique beauty, energy and exhubrance of one of NYC's last underground subcultures: Voguing & Ballroom. Production Company: NKIRU + NKIRU. CREDITS EN VOGUE CLIENT. Channel 4 DIRECTOR. JENN NKIRU PRODUCER. JENN NKIRU PRODUCER. MAUREEN LEWIS CINEMATOGRAPHY. BRADFORD YOUNG CINEMATOGRAPHY. ARTHUR JAFA MUSIC. MIKEQ COSTUME. ZERINA AKERS CHOREOGRAPHER. DANIELLE POLANCO EDITIN
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Projects credited in
  • This Black History Month 2020, meet 100 rising stars inspiring change
    This Black History Month 2020, meet 100 rising stars inspiring changeWe still have a long way to go when it comes to conquering the lack of diversity in all industries – which is why it is so important for us, as a platform, to use our force for good. True diversity at every level is the key to innovation and success, so we celebrate and promote Black talent throughout the year, including via our list of brilliant Black leaders. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, so we’re always looking to unearth more incredible rising stars to feature and promote, to h
  • Friday Late: Threads
    Friday Late: ThreadsWe explore how Black and Asian histories and voices recorded and remembered today.
  • Friday Late: This Must Be The Place
    Friday Late: This Must Be The PlaceJoin the V&A in Hackney Wick to explore how artists and designers are responding to the changing landscape of east London.
  • This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry
    This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryDiscover our 2020 list here This International Women’s Day, we’ve launched our latest ‘10x10’ – asking 10 influential industry icons to each nominate 10 trailblazing women and non-binary people who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? An incredible list of 100 trailblazers inspiring change. Our list will be accompanied by a takeover on The Dots – look out for brilliant profiles and projects on the platform as we aim to inspire, as important as ever when considering ‘88
  • adidas Originals x Prophere
    adidas Originals x ProphereContent Management & Commissioning
  • 4:3 Presents Janelle Monáe x Jenn Nkiru: AFROFREQUENCY
    4:3 Presents Janelle Monáe x Jenn Nkiru: AFROFREQUENCY4:3 by Boiler Room unveiled the first wave of AFROFREQUENCY, a new season curated by JENN NKIRU aimed to shift the mainstream gaze of Afrofuturism and return it back to the source of it all: the frequency, the expression.
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Work history
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    DirectorIconoclast
    London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Video Director