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Nice Moves Presents: Directing and Producing an Indie Short w/Uzo Ngwu


April 18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hosted By:
Nice Moves


Canadian Pacific Plaza
120 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States

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Nice Moves is back with another monthly meetup with a featured speaker: local director, Uzo Ngwu!

Join us to learn how Uzo is directing and producing the indie short Mmanwu. She’ll take us through the process of building a budget, hiring a team, and assembling an animation pipeline from scratch. She will then break down how she brought the Mmanwu proof-of-concept trailer to life from script to screen, and the behind the scenes of an indie funding!

To learn more about the film, click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zoma/mmanwu-animated-short-film

A little more about the speaker:

Uzo Ngwu is a Nigerian-American multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses film, animation, illustration, and music. She graduated from Harvard University in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Art, Film and Visual Studies. She is currently working on Mmanwu as a recipient of the 2023 Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship under the mentorship of Mark Osborne.

Make sure you RSVP through this eventbrite, as tickets are limited to 50 people for space considerations. Masks are optional.

Free pizza, drinks, and snacks as always!


6:00 – Hello! 👋 Pizza/Mingle Time

6:30 – Nice Moves Announcements

6:35 – Presentation ft. Uzo Ngwu + Q&A

7:15 – More Mingle Time!

8:30 – Bye 👋

Parking & Entry

There are several close by parking lots in the downtown area and metered street parking. A little further out, about a 10-15 min walk are the ABC Ramps, which can be a bit cheaper and are easy to get to. The building is also conveniently right off the Hennepin Goverment Plaza Light Rail Station, if you are taking public transit.

Once you are inside, look for the first floor conference rooms. We will hopefully be able to put signs up directing you to the Nice Moves meetup, but there will also be board members there to guide you. If you enter from the 6th street entrance, go to your left, and if you enter from the 5th street entrance, go to the far end and right.

COVID-19 Guidelines


Please follow the MN state guidelines.

About Nice Moves

Nice Moves is an organization that aims to elevate Minnesota to become a vital part of the larger Animation, Design, and Visual Effects Industry. Our work focuses on providing resources and assistance to local artists and studios. Our goals are to retain local talent, attract new talent, and show the world that great creative work grows in the Midwest.

Nice Moves Presents: Directing and Producing an Indie Short w/Uzo Ngwu