The Honest, Nuanced Storytelling of Filmmaker-Actor Miriam Agwai

Her recent passion projects, and her approach to collaboration

Miriam Agwai is a third-culture Nigerian filmmaker and actor living in New York City. A versatile creative, Miriam has filled roles such as producer, writer, director, editor and actor all on a single project. Though she prefers the collaborative nature of filmmaking, her extensive range of skills are not overlooked.

In this latest edition of our video interview series Long Story Short, Miriam talks to us about Black women choosing themselves, telling honest stories with limited resources, and knowing as a creative when to insert yourself and when to get out of the way.

For more about the work Miriam discusses in her video, please visit these links:

The Silver Feather
The Things in Between
Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream

Video edit by Carly Angeloni.

"Long Story Short" is a new Muse video series produced with FREE THE WORK, a nonprofit initiative and talent discovery platform for underrepresented creators. Head to to search for more talented creators to work with. For more about Miriam Agwai, visit her Free The Work page.

Ashley Epping
Ashley Epping is art director of Muse by Clio and program lead at the Clio Awards.

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