An Award Winning Ethiopian Born American Film Maker Appears For The 2nd. Time On WLVS Radio On Ethiopian Christmas

January 6, 2018

Washington, DC ( Litttle Ethiopia )- Salome Mulugeta, an accomplished filmmaker in pre-production of an academy award screenplay, “​Addis Abeka”​. Salome is an award-winning Ethiopian-American filmmaker, director, producer, actress and journalist Lima Productions. As we introduced her to our readers last month, Mulugeta's film, Woven​, is the first Ethiopian film recognized in the Screen Actors Guild and had its first premiere at the prestigious L.A. Film Festival. 

As a result of the screening, Woven received recognition by the judges and was additionally selected to participate in nine other film festivals. Salome will be directing Addis Abeka​ and the production process is underway. Addis Abeka (winner of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting- has its sights set on Viola Davis (Academy Award winner) and Laurence Fishburne (Academy Award nominee) as leads in the film.

The film’s narrative is about a boy who loses his family at the tender age of ten and begins a long quest in search of his brother Addis Abeka . This film is produced by powerhouse Stephanie Allain( Academy Award winner) known for the film and series Dear White People ( currently filing season 2 for Netflix), award winning Hustle and Flow, Boyz n the Hood and many more. 

As a filmmaker, Salome has directed commercials for major brands such as Nike, Coca Cola, Bloomingdales, Ethiopian Airlines, Target and more. Shortly after Woven​, she was covered by a number of media outlets including ABC Channel 7, Vibe magazine and Huffington Post. 

We can say that Salome is an all-around talent and we're truly inspired by her work ethic. Addis Abeka​ will start filming this year. she will be interviewed tomorrow on Ethiopian Christmas Day by celebrity photographer Patricia McDougall.

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