Koboe To The World: Anthony Nti
By: Dyllan Ahinful; Image By: Jef Claes
“I always use my gut/instinct instead of the known rules of filmmaking”.
The Koboe To The World Serie displays the creative minds that inhabit this beautiful world.
Meet Anthony Nti, a film director from the city of Antwerp and Koboe (@anthonynti).
Who are you?
I am Anthony Nti, a film director from the city of Antwerp. I’m currently doing my masters
in Film Directing at RITCS (Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound) in Brussels.
How does your background/roots influence your creative output?
I was born in Ghana so I take some of that with me throughout everything I do.
My master film is also shot in Ghana so obviously I still have a connection with my motherland.
I’m a very social person so I get inspired by People. It could be from my friends to complete strangers.
I like to observe people and use my observations as an inspiration for my work.
What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own?
I don’t really know. When people see my work and then see me and talk to me
they always say that they can see some comparison between how I am
and some of the characteristics of my film characters.
I always use my gut/instinct instead of the known rules of filmmaking
so maybe thats why a bit of myself is in all of my work…
What is the best part about creating art?
I think the best thing about what I do is having an idea at first and then
finding people to play what you have in your head. Then getting a crew
(cameraman, sound man,..) involved to audio-visually bring what you have in your head to life.
And then the editing proces of putting everything together.
All of a sudden you see everything coming together!
The most satisfying part is showing the results of your work
to an audience and getting great reactions..
What is the most challenging part about being an artist?
The most challenging part of being an artist is to keep creating
new/different stuff and to keep progressing.
And to find a balance between projects that fulfill you
artistically and projects that financially keep you afloat.
What artists influence your work the most?
Chingiz Karibekov, Benh Zeitlin, Spike Lee, David Fincher, Ryan Coogler,
Remy M Ndow, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, David O Russell…
But mostly I get my influence from everyday people, like my family and friends.
How do you see the future of your work/ category of art?
I want to be able to create a project that can be viewed by millions of people around the world.