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Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

Writer/ Producer

Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor is a producer and writer, whose second feature film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, 2016, and was also up for the IWC Filmmaker Award. She was part of the BFI Flare Mentorship Scheme 2016, in which her mentor was (and still continues to be) Ben Roberts, head of the BFI Film Fund. She has also been mentored by Stephen Kelliher, Director at Bankside Films, through the Filmonoics Plus Scheme in 2017. She’s currently working with Damian Jones on Rapman’s debut feature.

On the writing side this year she goes into production on her debut feature BONE, fully funded by the BFI. She is developing another feature about drag queens in Sierra Leone with Bridge Way films.