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Podtalk: Nnamdi Ngwe on ‘Rap Skool’ at the Midwest Independent Film Fest on Sept. 5, 2017

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CHICAGO – On one of the most exciting Tuesday nights of the year-round Midwest Independent Film Festival is the Midwest Pilot Showcase on September 5th, 2017. Seven full TV pilots will see the light of screen, all with a diversity of form and story. Among the pilots in the showcase is “Rap Skool,” a hilarious parody/comedy about a class of wannabe street rhymers. Co-created by twin brothers Amechi and Nnamdi Ngwe, this Chicago-based show is packed with laughs.

Davis (Stanley Sievers) and Rob (Co-Creator Nnamdi Ngwe) Go To ‘Rap Skool’
Photo credit: Midwest Independent Film Festival

The brothers hail from Houston, Texas (and their family is okay after the flood). Nnamdi Ngwe attended the University of Alabama/Birmingham, and both brothers played soccer there. After graduation, he moved to Denver and began an acting, modeling and improvisation career. In 2009, he moved to Chicago and has been acting, writing and performing since then. “Rap Skool” has also been selected for the 13th Annual New York Television Festival, coming up in October.

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is a year-round movie event in Chicago that takes place the first Tuesday of every month, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema. The festival has been recognized by Chicago Magazine in their “Best of Chicago” issue, and has become one of the top places for local filmmakers, producers and actors to network in the city. For a HollywoodChicago.com interview of another Midwest Pilot Showcase series, Haroula Rose’s “Lost & Found,” click here.

In the following podcast interview, Nnamdi Ngwe talks about the core of his pilot “Rap Skool,” which combines a sharp observational tone with authentic characters.

The Midwest Pilot Showcase
Photo credit: MidwestFilm.com

The Midwest Independent Film Festival presents “Midwest Pilot Showcase” on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street, Chicago. Nnamdi Ngwe of “Rap Skool” will make an appearance on behalf of his pilot. For a full line-up of the Night, and to purchase tickets, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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