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Jolade Olusanya

Director, Photographer & Poet

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Cinematographer - Director

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About me

I am a freelancer director/filmmaker, photographer and poet from East London. I'm also the Creative Director of a small and new media production house called Ronin Steps. I frequently travel with my craft telling the stories of the people, brands, companies and places I work with. As much as my passion is in film directing, I'm very interested in creating content for people and brands that derives emotion from the world and inspires interaction. My work has led to me working in Gambia, Cuba, Nigeria, Paris, USA and more places across the world. I'm also a parkour athlete and former international coach for Parkour Generations. Through my work, I'm actively building on ways to start creative educational and vocational platforms for people to actualize their creative ambitions. As a poet, I tell the stories of my life and others trying to create space for understanding and provoking needed change. Running workshops is a key part of my poetic journey. I've performed internationally (Nigeria, UK & Gambia) and worked with Viacom/BET, TFL, House of Commons, BBC and more. I was shortlisted in the Young Poet Laureate for London program in 2013 and presented to the Queen and this year I was awarded both the Outspoken Prize for Poetry and Overall Poetry Prize for 2017. Clients include: Sony Music/Columbia Records, Kodak, Expedia, Vapiano, EL AL Airlines, Tamares Hotel Group, Reuters, VO5, Dream Nation and more. Features include: WeTransfer, VSCO, Sky Sports, BBC, London Live, Metro, The Guardian, BET, TFL, Saint Heron, BBC 1Xtra and more.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Commercial Photography
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Camera Operation
  • Documentary
  • Film Production
  • Post Production
  • Director of Photography
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Word
  • Lightroom
  • Directing
  • Writing
  • Adobe CC
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Performance Poetry
  • Poetry
  • Director
  • Poet
  • Writing Poetry
  • Candid Portraiture
  • Photography Portraiture
  • Portrait
  • Photography
  • Freelance
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Creative Documentary
  • Corporate Content
  • Creative Consultancy

Work history

Currently

Creative Director

Ronin Steps

May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I work as the Creative Director for Ronin Steps, a small and new media production and creative consultancy house that I founded. Ronin Steps also exists as a creative collective producing in-house creative content and also a educational and vocational space for people looking to get into the creative industry. I head our creative leads, direct production, source and engage directly with clients, seeing their projects from inception through to completion on an international basis.

Currently

Director and Photographer

Self

Oct 2014
  • Freelance
  • I've been freelancing as a director and photographer for almost 3 years internationally for different brands, companies and people. My work is quite diverse but often involves acquiring and executing creative leads on a daily basis. I'm my freelance career, I've fortunuate enough to lead workshops in the areas I work in for both adults and young people. Clients include Vapiano, Sony Music/Colombia Music, Musicalize UK, VO5, TFL, BBC and many more.

2014

Junior Promo Producer & Continuity Co-ordinator

London Live

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Full Time
  • I was responsible for cutting and delivering promo for all on-air content streamed from London Live. My role also involved liaising with external talent and production facilities to make sure deliverables met company and Ofcom guidelines on time and at the required quality.

2014

Mutil-skilled Operative

London Live

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Full Time
  • I was hired at London Live as a Multi-SKilled Operative. My role included production, gallery operations, live studio camera operation via robot control systems, OB's, news bulletin directing, lighting and studio maintenance.

2013

Creative Director

Youth Media Agency

May 2013 - Dec 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked for the Youth Media Agency as their Creative Director in 2013. Youth Media Agency was the home of youth media in the UK. A social enterprise set up to connect and support youth media with young creatives, mainstream media, youth sector and funding streams. I set up interviews, oversaw their execution, planned creative briefs with stakeholders, produced screenings and sourced young people to work on creative leads.

Education

Currently

Film & TV Production BA Hons

Bucks New Uni

Sep 2009
  • High Wycombe, United Kingdom
  • 3 years BA Honours course in Film & TV Production at Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe

Awards

2017

Outspoken Performance Poetry Prize & Prize for Poetry 2017

Outspoken

  • I was awarded both awards by Outspoke Poetry, one of the UK's most prestigious poetry communities.