ALFONS ADETUYI, DIRECTOR
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.