2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow and also a 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough honouree, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor is a producer whose work focuses on Black, Queer and Female-led content for Film and TV. She runs Joi Productions, which received a BFI Vision Award, a £2 million fund aimed at supporting Independent Production companies. In 2019, Joy produced the 2019 hit, Blue Story, directed by Rapman grossing £4.5m at the UK Box Office. She has been mentored by Ben Roberts, CEO of British Film Institute; Stephen Kelliher, MD of Bankside Films and also Number 9’s Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol, Colette).
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