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Meet Chelsea Odufu: Filmmaker & Commercial Director

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Meet, Chelsea Odufu, Filmmaker

What industry are you in?

Chelsea: Film & TV

What do you do professionally?

Film / Commercial Director

Where do you work?

The World is my workplace. I’m definitely a nomadic creator.

What was your journey like to get to where you are in your career?

My journey was filled with a lot of resilience and patience. I’ve been pursuing film for over twelve years. The key is to never give up and to continue challenging yourself in your field. The more I focused on creating what I wanted the more opportunities arose for me. As soon as I approached my journey in an unconventional way the closer I got to manifesting the exact life I wanted for myself.

What was one of the most challenging lessons that you learned during your process?

The most challenging lesson I learned as a creative entrepreneur was when to turn down opportunities that didn’t see my value. Discernment is so important when trying to level up in your career.

What was the most valuable lesson you learned during your process?

Don’t compromise your voice Or your authenticity. What’s for you is for you?

What was your biggest obstacle?

Financial stability is a huge obstacle many artists have to figure out and one that I have been fortunate to figure out without having to compromise the amount of time I spend pursuing my art.

When did you realize you were going in the right direction, professionally?

I’ve been a filmmaker since the age of 14 and have been aligned professionally with my path since then.

What was a pivotal moment in your career that led you to where you are now?

As an artist it’s hard to pinpoint one pivotal moment as it’s really a series of actions and steps that lead you to your final destination. Consistency led me to where I am now in my career.

How did you overcome doubt during your career journey/transitions?

Having a support system that encourages you and a strong spiritual foundation is so important when you are in transitional moments. Having faith is key.

For those who may be experiencing imposter syndrome, what advice would you give that has helped you?

Be yourself and pursue a career that allows you to manifest the life you want in all aspects of your life not just professionally. You Got This!

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