Diverse Creators will highlight immigrant artists in Norway and celebrate their efforts to bring social issues, creativity and inspiration to society. Each month HerSpace, Diversify and Peridot Films will invite artists, film makers, and other creatives to share with their work. Our first event will be an online film screening of The Lost Cafe by film maker Regina Ida Udalor, founder of Peridot Films. We will host a virtual watch party to connect with fans across the globe, followed by a Q&A session with the film maker. We will address the industry practices of Regina’s home country, Nigeria and discuss the challenges of being a film maker, foreigner, person of color and a woman.
About the Film Maker
Regina Udalor is a Nigerian producer currently living in Oslo, Norway. She worked with the BBC Media Action in Nigeria after graduating from the National Film Institute in Jos.
“Omule”, a documentary short she produced was an official entry at the 2006 Berlinale Talent Campus and riding on the back of such early success, Regina went to work on award winning films like “Confusion Na Wa” and “A Place in the Stars”.
“Beyond Binary” is a documentary feature she was part of whilst studying for an MBA at the Manipal University in India and in moving to Norway, she lent her expertise to projects like “Norway, Hui He: The Soprano from the silk road”.
Regina’s first major feature is The Lost Cafe which was produced with support from private companies in Norway and France. The Lost Cafe has won many awards internationally as well as locally, and was nominated for the AMAA in about 7 categories and has been to over 20 international film festivals.
Peridot Entertainment has also now produced “URBAN FACE MAKE UP SHOW”, a reality show where upcoming talented makeup artist compete on the show to be launched into the Beauty industry. It is the first of its kind in Nigeria this far.
She has her own talk show (IN-DEPTH talk show), a show that allows audiences to learn about filmmakers and filmmaking process and mentorship.