Anurin Nwunembom : The “Godfather” Of Cameroon’s Film Industry

The seasoned filmmaker and actor is the director of “Broken” and co-director of “Therapy”; two Cameroonian movies shortlisted on Netflix.

Anurin Nwunembom fondly called “The Godfather” of Cameroon’s film industry is a sensational filmmaker, actor and mentor whose role in the birth and growth of Cameroon’s film industry cannot be undermined. Anurin is a man who has dedicated close to two decades of his life in theatre and cinema. He has as well been fortunate to take part in high profile projects like “Ninah’s Dowry” done in 2010. The movie, which according to the actor, won about 40 awards internationally, served as a real booster to the Cameroon’s movie industry. He as well has a very grounded career in film directing. Anurin is the architect of “Nightfall” and “Broken” which got the movie industry trembling at the time of their premieres. It should be recalled that Broken was recently selected by Netflix after Therapy. Therapy co-directed by Anurin Nwunembom and Musing Derick made history as the first Cameroonian movie on the top movie distribution platform, Netflix. “Broken”, according to sources, will be aired on Netflix on June 16, 2021.
Talking of how he got into film directing, the filmmaker said, “The first time when I decided to start something in film was in 2007-2008. That was when I wrote and directed a short film titled “Two girls”. “My courage in directing finally came in 2011 when a group of Catholic guys in Buea brought a script for me to read through, correct and consequently direct. That was my first feature. Unfortunately, it did not see the light of day,” he added.
He opined that; “It was in 2014 that Nkanya Nkwai approached me with a film tit...



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