ALFONS ADETUYI, PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / PRESIDENT
Alfons Adetuyi is an award-winning producer and director creating successful cross-cultural films and television series.
Alfons recently directed the award-winning rom-com LOVE JACKED featuring a formidable ensemble cast of Amber Stevens West (HAPPY TOGETHER), Shamier Anderson (ACROSS THE LINE), Keith David (GREENLEAF), Mike Epps(THE HANGOVER), Lyriq Bent (SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT), Angela Gibbs (BLACK JESUS), Demetrius Grosse (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), Nicole Lyn (THE L WORD) and the legendary Marla Gibbs (THE JEFFERSONS). Since its opening night premiere at the 2018 Pan-Africa Film Festival, the film has enjoyed an incredible festival run garnering numerous awards - winner of the Pan African Film Festival’s Programmers Narrative Feature Award, Best Feature at the Roxbury Festival, and the Healthy Planet Audience Award.
Alfons’ previous feature film was HIGH CHICAGO, starring Colin Salmon (DIE ANOTHER DAY, RESIDENT EVIL). During its festival tour of Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto, the film garnered both the Audience Choice Award and Best Canadian Feature at the ReelWorld Film Festival. The film was also nominated for an AMMA award in Nigeria and a FESPACO award in Ouagadougou. Critics have called it “compelling and well crafted.” LA Weekly said,“... the story pulls you in...” The film had a successful run on the festival circuit and was released by Netflix in the US in the fall of 2015. Alfons was featured in IndieWire‘s ‘Shadow and Act’ Black Filmmakers to Watch and most recently named as one of 2018’s Top 30 Black Directors.
CORA TONNO, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
A successful developer, eager to forge new frontiers, Cora began working in film and television and exploring all areas of the business including sales, marketing and finance and now works as an Executive Producer overseeing the growth of Inner City Films (ICF). Under her tenure, ICF has developed a number of international co-productions with the UK, France, India and South Africa. Attending international film and TV markets, Cora secures financial partners for ICF’s production slate, which includes, sci-fi series, drama, trans-media and feature film.
LISA DI MICHELE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / EDITOR
Lisa Di Michele is an award-winning editor with more than a decade of editing experience in scripted and unscripted television, shorts, and feature film. She is also an experience executive producer working with US, Canada and South Africa productions. Di Michele’s work has aired on the CBC, NBC, Life, and Oxygen. She has edited numerous seasons of the provocative lifestyle TV series Skin Deep, award winning documentary Ganesh Boy Wonder. Her feature films include Trouble Sleeping, Love Jacked, High Chicago, and The Incredible 25th Year Of Mitzi Bearclaw.
ORLA GARRIQUES, MARKETING DIRECTOR
Orla Garriques is a multi-faceted professional working at the intersection of film, television, digital media and the arts. She has worked with leading media institutions to deliver special initiatives that foster collaboration, stimulate production and promote screen-based content and talent abroad. She has also worked for a range of award-winning production companies in the areas of business affairs, marketing and audience engagement, film and TV works include: Little Mosque On The Prairie, Designer Guys, Goldmind, Guns, Made In Canada, Skin Deep, Jozi-H and Love Jacked.
CHERISE SOLOMON, DIGITAL CONTENT AND MARKETING ASSISTANT
Cherise wears a variety of hats across our company portfolio— managing ICF’s online presence, creating content and managing social media channels. Cherise also worked on award winning production Love Jacked with developing an online presence. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media from Ryerson University and is also a professional dancer and teacher of urban styles. She is Assistant Festival Manager of StArt Youth Presenting Art (StArt YPA), which is a multi-disciplinary youth art festival based in Scarborough, Social Media Manager for SuiteLife Arts and has also produced digital content for CELAFI’25 and Made in Canada.