Emem Isong: Screenwriter, Film Producer, And Director.

Emem Isong is an award-winning Nigerian film-maker, screenwriter, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Royal Arts Academy. She is also a movie producer and a film distributor.

Born on the 5th of September, in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

After her primary and secondary education, she went on to obtain a diploma certificate in computer science from the Computer Science Institute. In addition, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of Calabar.

Emem Isong is married, with three children.

Emem Isong’s career in filmmaking began in 1994 when she wrote the script and co-produced the movie Jezebel. Her very first solo production was for the movie Breaking Point (1996). She then went on to work with Remmy Jez for eight years as a producer on his movies. This relationship lasted till 2008 when she decided to end their working relationship. It was at this time that she co-produced the movie Reloaded.

Emem Isong directed her first feature film – Champagne in 2004, and in August 2015, she released her second feature film – Code of Silence. Emem produced and directed the movie herself under the umbrella of the Royal Arts Academy. The movie also enjoyed the support of Nollywood Workshop. Nollywood Workshop is an international NGO that effect positive change in society through movies.

because of her expertise in the movie industry, she was chosen as a speaker in the Afrinolly masterclass series and also as a judge for the MTN Afrinolly short film completion in 2013. In her movies Emem Isong attempts above all to thrill the audience.

Filmography

Movies Produced by Emem Isong;

  • Jezebel – 1994
  • Breaking Point – 1996
  • Private Sin – 2003
  • Critical Decision – 2004    
  • For Real – 2004
  • Masterstroke – 2004
  • Promise Me Forever – 2004
  • Behind Closed Doors – 2005
  • Darkest Night – 2005
  • Endless Lies – 2005
  • Games Women Play – 2005
  • Girls in the Hood – 2005
  • I Feel U – 2005  
  • Men Do Cry – 2005
  • Games Men Play – 2006
  • Traumatized – 2006 A Time To Love – 2007
  • Unfinished Business – 2007
  • Yahoo Millionaire – 2007
  • Reloaded – 2008
  • Edikan – 2009
  • Kiss and Tell – 2010
  • Bursting Out – 2010
  • Holding Hope – 2010
  • Memories of War – 2010
  • I’ll Take My Chances – 2011
  • Silver Lining – 2012
  • Forgetting June – 2013
  • Apaye – 2014  
  • Knocking on Heaven’s Door – 2014
  • Don’t Cry For Me – 2015  
  • Ayamma – 2016

Movies Written By Emem Isong

  • Jezebel – 1994
  • Emotional Crack – 2003
  • Enslaved – 2004
  • Promise Me Forever – 2004
  • Blind Obsession – 2005
  • Darkest Night – 2005
  • Fragile Pain – 2005
  • I Feel U – 2005
  • Games Men Play – 2006
  • A Time to Love – 2007
  • Unfinished Business – 2007
  • Yahoo Millionaire – 2007
  • Bursting Out – 2008
  • Heartbeats – 2008
  • Reloaded – 2008
  • I’ll Take My Chances – 2011

Movies Directed By Emem Isong

  • Champagne – 2014
  • Code of Silence – 2015

Awards And Recognitions Of Emem Isong

  • Best of Nollywood Awards
  • She received the Ntanla Awards
  • Emem Isong was honoured with the Industry Merit Awards.
  • Africa Movie Awards in the category of Best Scriptwriter for the movie Reloaded – 2008
  • City Peoples Award in the categories of Best Producer of the Year – 2008
  • Best Screenplay for the movie Reloaded by the City Peoples Award – 2008
  • ZAFAA Awards for the Best Producer for the movie Memories of my Heart – 2010
  • Eloy Awards, Best Movie Producer of the Year for I’ll Take My Chances – 2011
  • Wow Divas Award for outstanding contribution to raising awareness, understanding, and hope to those affected by autism spectrum disorder and advocating for them through the Silver Lining movie – 2012
  • Nigeria’s Integrity Film Awards – Home Vida for the movie Knocking on the Heavens Door – 2014