Nuotama Frances Bodomo (middle) is a Ghanaian filmmaker based in New York City. She grew up on four continents—in Ghana, Norway, California, and Hong Kong—before moving to New York to attend Columbia University as a Kluge Scholar. She received her B.A. in English Literature and Film Studies in 2010. Her thesis focused on making African-generated images part of the popular image of Africa.
Her work features doppelgangers, imaginary friends, ventriloquist dummies, and the un-institutionalized crazies who constantly break society’s view of itself.Her ultimate goal is to make conceptually strong films that bring African images to the forefront. She is currently an MFA Candidate and Dean’s Fellow at NYU’s Graduate Film Program.
She was inspired to make Boneshaker for a generation of kids that have nowhere to call home. You can read more about her inspirations for Boneshaker here: HerFilm InterviewMORE
Quvenzhane Wallis with the director and a fellow castmate on the set of her new film Boneshaker.