Kodjo Tsakpo, Director

Kodjo Tsakpo

Email: info0c68b0479ab9b4b69d9f52430b90d11e@kodjotsakpo.com

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Website: www.kodjotsakpo.com

Languages spoken: English

Detour

  • Drama
  • English
  • 11 minutes
  • 2008

A simple road trip becomes a journey of revenge after a motorist, still mourning the untimely death of his daughter, happens across the man who apparently 'predicted' her death...The film was co-written by George Hopkin and Kodjo Akeseh Tsakpo and based on an original idea by George. The film was made under the Digital Shorts Plus scheme with support from South West Screen and the UK Film Council.Since premiering in Los Angeles in 2008, Detour has won the Festival Trophy for Best Short Film at Screamfest LA, was nominated for the HBO Short Film Award and has been officially selected to screen at festivals in London, Berlin and New York.

Selected by: The Film Network

  • Jeremy Routledge

    Producer

    Jeremy Routledge

  • Steve Gear

    Producer

    Steve Gear

  • David Thompson

    Editor

    David Thompson

  • Stuart Brereton

    Director of Photography

    Stuart Brereton

  • Glen Marullo

    Sound Designer

    Glen Marullo

  • Stuart Fox

    Music

    Stuart Fox

  • Marina Traversari

    Production Manager

    Marina Traversari

  • Valentina Cavellini

    Production Designer

    Valentina Cavellini

  • Hannah Summers

    Costume Designer

    Hannah Summers

  • Julia Chiavetta

    Script Supervisor

    Julia Chiavetta

  • Abigail Davies

    Script Editor

    Abigail Davies

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    Mike

    Simon Slater

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    Pip

    Malcolm Hamilton

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    Selina MacDonald

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    Awarded:

    Winner - Best Short Film, Screamfest LA, 2008

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    Awarded:

    Nominee, HBO Short Film Award, American Black Film Festival, 2008

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    Festival:

    New York City Horrorfest, 2009

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    Festival:

    Phantasmagoria Film Festival (UK), 2009

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    Festival:

    Espresion En Corto Int'l Film Festival (Mexico), 2009

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    Festival:

    London Independent Film Festival, 2009

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    Festival:

    Burbank International Film Festival, 2009

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    Festival:

    Omaha Film Festival, 2009

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    Festival:

    Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2009

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    Festival:

    Encounters Short Film Festival

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    Festival:

    Interfilm Berlin, 2008

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    Festival:

    International Horror & Sci Fi Film Festival (US), 2008

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    Festival:

    Screamfest LA, 2008

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    Festival:

    American Black Film Festival, 2008

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    Festival:

    Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2008

Biography

Rigourous script development and a keen eye on the advancement of storytelling techniques have helped Kodjo to hone his continual growth as a filmmaker. Since graduating in Film & TV Production from Bournemouth University in 1999, he's worked with broadcasters in the UK and US, the UK Film Council, South West Screen and many industry craftspeople in developing the tools and techniques responsible for getting his work screened and honoured in London, Berlin, Mexico, New York and L.A.Whether it's film or TV, Kodjo is compelled toward character driven dramas that explore the fragility and strength of human nature when challenged with the exotic or unfamiliar. This; intertwined with themes that engage and concepts that intrigue, make for exciting and fulfilling drama. To this end, he's currently developing short, feature and TV projects with producers and writers and, as the next twelve months look increasingly productive, he's looking forward to the fruit of these labours and of further collaborations in the future.

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