Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, Producer
Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor runs Joi Productions. In 2019, she produced the hit Blue Story, which became the top grossing film of its genre. In 2020, she was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and a BAFTA Breakthrough, as well as Joi Productions receiving a BFI Vision Award. At the end of 2021, she produced Aml Ameen’s debut, Boxing Day, the first all-black Christmas film out of the UK.
More recently Joy has produced Champion for BBC and Netflix. In 2022 Ringside Studio acquired a stake in Joi Productions.
Tom Hawkins, Producer
Tom Hawkins is a Producer at Joi Productions and joined the company in 2022. Previously, he was the Head of Development at Wildgaze Films, working alongside twice Oscar nominated producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (BROOKLYN & AN EDUCATION).
Prior to that he was Associate Producer at Daybreak Pictures working on Justin Kurzel’s TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, Roger Michell’s HYDE PARK ON HUDSON and Paula Milne’s THE POLITICIAN’S HUSBAND.
Tom has produced three short films including Chanya Button’s FIRE (written by Sian Robins-Grace), Penny Skinner’s THE UNICORN and Savvas Stavrou’s BUFFER ZONE.
Saba Kia, Producer
Saba Kia is an award-winning Producer who has produced both independently, and alongside notable Executive Producers Andrew Macdonald, Sky Studios, Creative England and the BFI. In 2021 Saba produced Ashley Walters’ directorial debut BOYS for Sky Arts and has since worked with SLNda and Dark Wave Film on their film & TV slate. Saba joined Joi Production in 2024.