KSA MA film making (2017)
My name is Toyin Taiwo and I am from London I am British but also Nigerian, dual nationality.
Like many children, growing up I possessed limitless imagination, daily creating storylines whilst playing with the latest toys and gadgets eventually childhood play became documented storyboards.
It propelled me to fine-tune my passion for storytelling by undertaking a Bachelor of Arts in
Drama & Applied Theatre and a Master of Arts degree in film making. My films convey people of colour experiences as we are underrepresented in the media. Which range from mental illness,
domestic family issues, magic realism, bullying and infidelity.
Everywhere I go I imagine the world through the lenses of people’s experience. This year I have been able to work on projects within England and Nigeria, two multicultural countries full of diverse filmmakers and artists always looking for constant inspiration.
My aim for storytelling is not merely to entertain but to challenge society’s sliding moral values, I want my films most importantly my screenplays to reach out to the totality of a person’s being, captivating them with the lives of the characters as they grapple with the meaning of life across different genres.
I have learnt as a British Nigerian filmmaker that the quality of a story doesn’t rest in the scriptwriter’s hands, it is like a baton that is passed in a relay race. The entire production team, from the casting director to the producer, director, editors, sound & production designer are the links in a chain that does not end until the film gets to the target audience. To make a good film it
takes grit, courage, gumption and a curious eye for detail.