Kalu Oji is an Igbo-Australian filmmaker, writer, and visual artist. Firmly established as one of Australia’s new generation of emerging filmmakers, his work primarily explores notions of identity, in particular the African-Australian experience.
Graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and TV), his graduate film, Blackwood, received international acclaim, picking up the Filmmaker To Watch Award (Atlanta Film Festival), Luggi Waldleitner Award for Best Screenplay (Filmschoolfest Munich), and Best Cinematography (Flickerfest), going on to screen at a handful of other Oscar and BAFTA Qualifying festivals.
Kalu has since gone on to write and direct two more short films; ‘The Moon and Me’, premiering at the Oscar-Qualifying Pan African Film Festival and exhibited at San Francisco’s Museum of African Diaspora, and ‘What’s in a Name?’, a Multicultural Arts Victoria funded reimagining of the mockumentary genre.
Kalu is currently in development with his debut feature film, Pasa Faho.