Joi Productions

Created in 2020, Joi Productions is a London-based film and TV production company focused on telling stories which are Black, Queer and Female-led. It was created by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (Screen International Star of Tomorrow and 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough honouree). In 2022 producer Tom Hawkins joined.  

Past films include Rapman’s Blue Story (2019) – the highest grossing film of that year in its genre and Aml Ameen’s debut Boxing Day (2020) the UK’s first all-black Christmas romcom.  

As well as producing, Joy also writes and directs and her debut feature film is set up with BBC Film, Dreamers is a thrilling escape movie set in an immigration detention centre.