Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Ermias Tadesse

FULL NAME: Ermias Tadesse  
EDUCATION: 12 Grade complete
COMPANY NAME: 13 Months Film Production Company     
FOUNDED: September 2007
WHAT IT DOES: Makes advertizing, documentaries, feature films and music clips.
HQ: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Bambis road near ABC trading house.
START UP CAPITAL: 50,000 birr CURRENT CAPITAL:  500,000 birr
Reason for starting business: AIt was my passion since childhood.
Biggest plus of ownership: Ability to network with many people especially those that are filmmakers.
Biggest strength: My patience.
Biggest weakness: None so far.
Smartest move: Getting advice from other people to do my job better.
Biggest Worry: The length of time it takes to do my works.
Favorite task: Directing.
Most challenging task: Getting funds for my films.
Plan: To participate in big international film festivals.
First career: None.
Most interested in meeting: Steven Spielberg .  
Most admired person: My Father.
Stress reducer: Watching Film and soccer.
Favorite pass time: Reading books.
Favorite Book: “Oromay” By Bealu Girma.
Favorite destination: Debre Zeit.      
Favorite automobile: Mustang.      
Favorite film: “Avatar”