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Clarity:
Exploring the space within non-linear storytelling, Clarity embarks on capturing the moments in life where one path ends and a new begins. Three separate individuals grasp for a chance at redemption, unaware of how their actions unite them along their journey. The marriage between sound and visual framing highlights how we are all interconnected even when lost within individual tribulations. With Sodenberg-like tones, Clarity is a feat of balancing chaos with peace and appreciating all the moments in between. Created spring of 2012.

Kofi Okai’s film, “Clarity” was launched on Studio Anansi Tv this week.  Okai, a member of the Team UNTLD. collective of creatives, which also includes Hernando Caicedo (writer/actor), Justen Blaize (cinematographer/producer/director) and Robert Muskus (sound engineer), shot, directed and edited the film, written by actor and team member, Hernando Caicedo.

We talked with Kofi a bit about filmmaking and making Clarity – it’s brief, we promise 🙂

CineCaribés:
Tell us a bit about yourself – your background and Caribbean connection.

KO:
Mother is from Brownshall, Jamaica.

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CineCaribés:
Did you come to fimmaking or did filmmaking come to you?  How did it happen?

KO:
Filmmaking came to me during my enrollment at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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CineCaribés:
What do you love most about making films?

KO:
The creative process.

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CineCaribés:
What was the inspiration behind you making “Clarity?”

KO:
To sharpen my non-verbal communication skills with the use of images. In terms of story, exploring the complexities of urban youth and their adult predecessors’ choices.

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CineCaribés:
What do you love most about the film?  Least?

KO:
The process of the sound design. Least? – there is not enough contrast in some scenes in terms of cinematography.

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CineCaribés:
When you’re not shooting films, what are doing?

KO:
Looking for the next gig.

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CineCaribés:
What’s up next for you?

KO:
Creating the future.

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To check out more of Kofi’s work, visit his website and vimeo page.  Watch his reel here:

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