Akinola Davies Jr is a BAFTA nominated and Sundance award- winning Filmmaker, Visual Artist, and Music Curator, whose work spans nations to explore themes of community, race, spirituality, identity and gender, telling stories that bridge the gap between traditional and millennial communities.
His first narrative short film ‘Lizard’ premiered at the 2020 BFI London Film Festival and was selected for the Raindance Film Festival. As an individual Akinola was selected for the Berlinale Talents 2020 Collective and was named one of Screen Daily’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ alongside Emma Louis Corrin, Paul Mescal and more. In 2021, Akin won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in Short Film for ‘Lizard’ and the short was nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Short Film.
Akinola has become a go to creative in the fashion industry working with brands such as Gucci, Acne Studios, COS, Moncler, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton and of the like on multiple creative projects, in front of and behind the camera. Alongside his work in narrative film and fashion, Akin has directed music videos for the likes of Larry B and Blood Orange.