I am Foley Ellis Ibidapo, a multi-award-winning writer-director obsessed with telling grounded stories with cinematic flair. My work covers narratives (long form and short form), brand documentaries, and commercials.
Before becoming a filmmaker, I cut my teeth as a producer and marketing strategist, creating campaigns and producing branded videos for companies like TIAA, Lenovo, Puma, Saucony, Abercrombie and Fitch and Bank of America, to name a few.
My writing focuses on creating stories that have dramatic tension; lately, the stories that I’m telling have been dramedy, where the comedy is derived from the situation.
My directing is influenced by an eclectic mix of filmmakers, from Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Nolan to Steve Mcqueen. I create crisp cinematic experiences, grounded in character.
In my earlier days as a filmmaker, I focused on documentaries. I like to portray stories in a raw and unrefined manner.
In the recent past, I served as a Social and Content strategist at in-house agencies and advertising firms, where I was able to conceptualize and lead a team to execute paid, owned, and earned social and content strategies.