“I grew up in an environment that allowed me to ask questions and find my identity.”
Emmanuel Etim, founded Refined Creative on the belief that people can begin a journey of a wholly, improved mental, economical, and social development, if they truly understand who they are. He believes that there is a backstory to every present condition. Reconnecting with his African roots, Emmanuel has built a formidable team of passionate and committed team of multi-national thinkers and doers, to tell African stories. Emmanuel has over 15 years of production experience and a Master of Arts in Telecommunications : Digital Media Arts.
After two years of narrative-fiction, Emmanuel transitioned into non-fiction production and has spent over 13 years, producing and facilitating a wide range of documentaries, publications, training videos and hands-on lectures in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Emmanuel decided to move to Ghana after 12 years into his career in the United States to begin what has become, a thrilling journey of storytelling. Today, Emmanuel’s multidisciplinary skills in directing, producing, cinematography, project management and editing, has connected him with some of the continent’s brilliant minds in the industry.
Emmanuel has contributed to a diverse range of projects, working with several international organizations and companies including World Bank, Ford Motor Company, RHED Pixel, Pearson Education, US State Department, Open Society Foundation for West Africa (OSIWAA), Caviar, and Pixel Corps.
“Share the knowledge and we will get there faster”
Emmanuel believes in capacity building and guidance for young professionals and students. Throughout his career, he has simultaneously run programs by patterning with media-oriented organizations to train others on the art of film and media production. The African Digital Media Academy in Rwanda, Boston University Center for Digital Media, Photoshop World Arts Adobe TV and NAB Post Production World to name a few, on which Emmanuel has shared his values. Collectively and individually, Emmanuel continues to train others who are willing to learn, with knowledge that impact lives through story-telling.