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Joan Iyiola

Writer

Joan Iyiola recently produced and wrote DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE under the Bumble scheme late 2019 which is about a young black girl’s relationship with her hair and name, against the backdrop of her very British boarding school, asking the question: How do you hold on to your celebrated identity when you realise that the environment that you inhabit wasn’t made for you?

Here is a link to film (password: sunita). This short film has been selected as one of five finalists for the HBO Short film competition at the American Black Film Festival this year.

Her series treatment for TALAWA has just been optioned by Maia Pictures and follows the true story of activist Olive Morris, a powerful young woman fighting for change, as British as she is Black.

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2020
Production (role):
TALAWA
Company:
Maia Pictures
Project details:
A true story, inspired by the life of Olive Morris.
SHORT
Date: 2019
Production (role):
DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE
Company:
Bumble's Female Film Force
Project details:
A story about a young black girl's relationship with her hair and name, and how it helps her understand who she really is.

Nom. HBO Short film competition at the American Black Film Festival 2020

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): TALAWA
    Company: Maia Pictures
    Project details: A true story, inspired by the life of Olive Morris.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE
    Company: Bumble's Female Film Force
    Project details: A story about a young black girl's relationship with her hair and name, and how it helps her understand who she really is.

    Nom. HBO Short film competition at the American Black Film Festival 2020