Image Quilt was founded in 2001 by filmmaker, Omonike Akinyemi. The company seeks to make film and theater a part of the visual tapestry of all communities. Image Quilt produces films and videos throughout the United States, Africa, and Europe. Our projects flow through three divisions: Production, Exhibition, and Outreach.
In 2005, we will also be screening independent films in a dynamic series in our New York Art House Cinemas. Our Outreach program focuses on community based workshops in film production and screenwriting through the non-profit organization, 16 Cowries.
To date, Image Quilt has produced three films including, “Nelly’s Bodega”, a 1 hour drama recently awarded "Best International Film" at the 2004 Abuja Film Festival and the “Best Drama” Award at the Women of Color Film Festival 2004.
“Nelly’s Bodega” has aired on several PBS stations including WNET/Channel 13, KBDI Colorado, Maryland Public Television, and KTEH, San Jose.
Image Quilt’s 5 minute experimental drama, “Medusa Talks”, also screened at several film festivals including Chicago’s Black Harvest 1997, and Fespaco 1997), and is presented regularly in media showcases such as 911 Media in Washington, DC. “Breathing Cuba”, a 14 minute documentary on Afro-Cuban music and dance, is a promotional video made for an organization based in Oakland, California. The film is used regularly in their promotion of music based programs and tourist packages to Cuba and Haiti
Image Quilt Productions continues to produce professional quality corporate promotional videos, PSA’s, and family portraits.
Our clients have included the organizations HBO Human Resources, Caribbean Music & Dance Programs, and small to medium size businesses.
Image Quilt Productions is a film production company with a photo lab and portrait studio. We focus on delving into innovative stories that expose new ideas. Our main office is in Cherry Valley, NY; however, Image Quilt also holds workshops at our studio space in the South End of Albany, NY.
We are international in scope and find the stories taking place in local communities throughout the world of great interest. Founded by writer/director, Omonike Akinyemi in 2001, Image Quilt is going into its 10th year of production of drama and documentary films. We just complete the 1 hour documentary, "Lady" on the life of Lady Ostapeck, a Finnish-American photographer based in Fly Creek, NY. We are in development of the feature film, "How to Stay Sane in Paris" to shoot August 2010 in Paris. For more information on how to be involved in our productions, please contact us
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Image Quilt's production crews are also available for the production of corporate videos, the recording of live events, and development of film screening series. Our team consists of skilled writers, directors, cinematographers, poets, actors, choreographers and music composers.
We also offer periodic script development workshops that allow writers, actors, and directors from all over the world to learn screenwriting and directing techniques as well as connect in a collaborative atmosphere in New York City and Albany, New York. Participants in the Albany Director's Lab with projects to be workshoped are encouraged to register before May 28, 2005.
Whether you’d like one of Image Quilt’s writers to develop a script for your film production or you’d just like to view a unique film at one of our Art House screenings, Image Quilt would like to help you discover a new way of seeing the world, a new way of creating, writing, and living!
Image Quilt produces, distributes, and exhibits films and videos that speak to experiences of people of diverse cultures throughout the globe. We are particularly interested in producing work that reveals the humanity within us all.
Making Outstanding Independent Film, Television, and Stage Work is our focus.