OUR ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK IS ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK IS MALAKAI ISRAEL – FOUNDER OF MBI VISUALS.
INFORMATION ABOUT HIM CAN BE FOUNDE BELOW . CONGRATULATIONS TO MALAKAI ISRAEL
ABOUT THE AMAZING MALAKAI ISRAEL
Founder of an award winning video marketing agency based in the West Midlands. I have 14 years experience in online marketing and art design. I also have 13 years of experience as a videographer.
My video productions have been featured on large Internet youtube channels: VEVO, SBTV & LINKUP TV, with a combined subscribership of 22 million plus.
I was tasked by Tim Watchorne, Jason Maza (Brotherhood, Bullet Proof, Shifty, Anuva Hood) & David Proud (BBC/EastEnders) to create a music score for a Panasonic G3 Promotional Video. Was great fun working on it!
I was also part of a film production team, providing original soundtracks and voice over, for a feature length film entitled “Last Flight to Abuja”, with a star cast including hollywood actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim. The film went on to win multiple awards, including Best Sound.
The film grossed 8.35 Million Nara in its opening weekend with an attendance of 9,638 and went ahead to gross 24 Million Nara beating Hollywood movies such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Think Like a Man, The Avengers and Madagascar 3.
It was released in many cities, including Lagos and London, where it was rated at 4 stars by Odeon cinemas. Also receiving over 2 million views on Ibaka TV’s YouTube Channel.
So far the film has grossed over 57 Million Nara making it one of the best selling movies in Africa and is currently streaming on Netflix.
As production manager I also helped to create a short film entitled “Second Wind” Directed by Andrew Webber (AW Broadcast). My duties were fulfilled, finding lead actress Emma Jeng of ‘Coronation Street’ (ITV), Emmerdale Farm (ITV) ‘Doctors’ (BBC) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4), filming b-roll, organising sets, securing locations, finding and securing props & supporting actors.
The film went on to be showcased at Portobello Film Festival in London, The Kingston Film festival in Jamaica, The Movie Video & Screen Awards and The Black International Film Festival. Backed by The British Arts Council, “Second Wind” was nominated for multiple awards. I did this for free, as I valued the experience over the money.
I also worked on a music video for talented Nigerian artist Priscilla Nwachi. I was first assistant director and camera operator on this project entitled “Just Like You”. Directed by Andrew Webber. This video was broadcasted on two African TV stations.
At the moment
I’m looking to work with educational organisations, creating professional video production and video marketing.