Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Olive Nwosu is completing her MFA in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University. Olive is a 2020 BAFTA LA scholar, Alex Sichel Fellow at Columbia University, and one of four ‘African Promises’ directors selected for the Institut Français’ Africa-2020 programme. Olive’s work is generally informed by the fragmentary nature of her life experiences across various continents and identities. Themes typically focus on the place and role of ‘The Outsider’ and the African, challenging the status quo of whom and what we have grown accustomed to seeing on screen.
On a hot day in eastern Nigeria, a young boy learns that actions have consequences. Troublemaker is a coming-of-age story about masculinity, violence, and the effects of war on community and across generations.