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ODU ADAMU is an award-winning Brooklyn-based Creator who marries words and visual presentation to express his vision.  His work is dedicated to sharing the authentic stories of Black LGBTQ/SGL people, and exploring the issues that impact our communities, and his films have been screened internationally.  Odu is the 2022 recipient of Inside Out Film Festival’s Pitch Please award (cosponsored by Netflix), and a 2022 Queer Black Voices Fund grantee.  In addition to his film work, Odu has served as a theatrical artistic director, and is also a published writer. 

Odu maintains a strong connection to community.  He is the founder and curator of GOT TO BE REEL, a nonprofit project that brings Black queer film into community spaces.  Odu also mentors with a Brooklyn-based career development program for youth filmmakers.  And as a 2023'/24 Musagetes Foundation Artist Fellow, Odu leads an initiative focused on developing a cross-border Black queer filmmakers collective.  


Whether it’s a film project, stage production, or community activity, Odu only dedicates his head and heart to projects that reflect his passion and can be produced from a place of power! 

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