Nuotama Frances


Nuotama Frances Bodomo
Queens, NY
2019 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Nuotama Frances Bodomo is a Ghanaian filmmaker based in New York City. Her award-winning short films Boneshaker (2013), Afronauts (2014), and Everybody Dies! (2016) have played at festivals including Sundance, the Berlinale, Telluride, Rotterdam, SXSW, and New Directors/New Films. Afronauts was exhibited at the Whitney Museum as part of the group show Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016 and in the U.S. Pavilion 2018 at the Venice Architecture Biennale as part of Dimensions of Citizenship. Bodomo served as staff writer and director on the first season of Random Acts of Flyness on HBO. She is currently developing the feature film version of Afronauts.

Portrait photo courtesy artist.

  • Afronauts, 2014. Short film.
  • Everybody Dies!, 2016. Short film.
  • Random Acts of Flyness, 2018. Television series.
  • Another Nollywood, 2019. Short documentary.