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Abbéy Odunlami

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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  • 40 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Yoruba; learning French, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Filmmaker
  • Univ. of Tenn. Chattanooga y Eastern...
  • From Detroit
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Biking from New York to L.A. in 40 days to raise money for my film. 25forart.org check it out!


I am a filmmaker working on his first full lenght film. I'm currently trying to raise money to produce it. I am to further pursue and develop my love for art & history on an international level. I am an avid runner and film watcher. I was a track and field athlete in college. I have a B.A. in Film and Theatre. I was born in Nigeria,and mostly grew-up in Detroit. I'm currently based in Chicago and traveling from the east coast to the west coast on my bicycle.


I believe filmmaking is the art that most closely reflects reality, and through this form we can better understand ourselves.

Running/Walking long distances for it builds character.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I currently participate by surfing. I've been on CS and am still getting the bud of it. I haven't hosted much but look forward to setting down soon to be able to host.


Before this service was news to me, I meet random people at parties and while socializing and have couch surfed in New York and Atlanta and loved it. Also, the people on here seems super nice and welcoming and it's a great experience thus far.


Running, Film, Art, Computers, Theatre, Magic, Comedy, Traveling, Muti-media & eletronics.

Music, Movies & Books

"Things Fall Apart"
"Running with the Buffalos"
Anything by Saul Williams, or Beau Sia. Sometimes Taylor Mali

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Zip lining in Costa Rica
Ran from State to state and between countries
Moved to a new state at the age of 17 without a dime and created a life for myself
Biking from New York to L.A. a total of 3,700

Teach, Learn, Share

West Africa (Nigeria)
Urban Decay
Super 8
World Music (hip hop, folk, afro beat, and the list goes on)
Running Tech.
Public Speaking/Speech Writing
Scene Preparations

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nigeria, Qatar, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Nigeria, United States

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