CHRISTIAN CHIMA COLLINS (Dir. CHIMICHRIS) – Biography Of A Nigerian Award-winning Film Director.
Christian Chima Collins is a Nigerian film director, producer, and scriptwriter. He is the director of the Nollywood historical fiction drama film, YOUNG GIRL BIG GOD.
Notably, Christian Chima Collins is an award-winning movie producer whose films have received recognition both locally and internationally. His success is as a result of his determination and self-development.
CHRISTIAN CHIMA COLLINS Background.
Christian Chima Collins was born third child in a family of 5. He grew up and schooled in Enugu state Nigeria, He attended St. Michael’s College, Oji-River Enugu, and started learning film making from school. Before then, he was making money from Scriptwriting, so, he became independent from an early age and was able to carry his family along.
Over time, he got obsessed with photography and film; and began to see a career in them. This made him to start visiting national and state libraries in Enugu to get books on film production, especially from Benin film Academy library
For years, Christian Chima was reading books he borrowed until people started calling him to be a resource person for their film production classes. In 2018, Christian participated in one of the biggest filmmaking building capacity project in Nigeria known as UNLEASH UR CREATIVITY NIGERIA (UUC). it was a competition among filmmakers, sponsored by the biggest telecommunications company in Africa MTN. This project was designed to Nurture, Tutor and Mentor talented filmmakers in Nigeria. Christian came out the best student winning several awards as best creative Director, Best over all movie producer, and an MTN Ambassador (period of one year) out of 247 participants, Christian won 3 recognitions and obtained a scholarship to study film making. Eventually, he attended a film school in Nigeria, Benin Film Academy (BFA) and graduated per excellence.
Christian Chima Collins Early Career.
Coming from a humble and Christian family, Christian Chima started having the thought to entertain his family during dinners when all the children sat together to eat. So, he started making puppets and animal mask he could think of from the folktale stories his mother told him. Then, he would ask his siblings to act and walk like different animals based on his perception, using the mask. While doing this for some years in the 2007 Chima was unknowingly setting the pace for his career as prolific director.
He developed interest in watching movies (more of Westerners movies), Subsequently, he improved and used every opportunity to learn more. Later on, he saved money to loan a camera, he created a tripod out of wood, and made his young ones stand in front to read news and act. All of these was gearing him towards film making.
Eventually, in 2012 he produced his first film titled WRONG HOSPITAL Next, EGWURUGWU KINGDOM (2014) PRINCE OF AGULU KINGDOM (2016) and many more. Then, he began to produce award-winning movies like MISCONCEPTION (2018) YOUNG GIRL BIG GOD (2019), GREAT ILLUSION (2019)
Awards And Recognition
Best Director UUC Nigeria 2018.
Youngest movie Director, Association of Nigeria movie Directors (ANMD) 2016.
Best and outstanding talented filmmaker QUEEN OF OJI-RIVER BEAUTY PAGEANT. (2018).
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