Diverse Creators: The Lost Cafe Film

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.

Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, HerSpace & The Annual

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders. 

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.

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