Isioro Tokunbo Jaboro: An award-winning movie Producer & Director with a passion for Writing. His passion for filmmaking can be traced back to his early years growing up as a little boy in Lagos, Nigeria. The loss of his mother at a very young age was a turning point for him, this contributed to his direction in filmmaking. Isioro believes in telling stories that have some connection to people’s lives and one that addresses real-life events. With a background from Nigeria, a country with the 3rd largest movie industry in the world (Nollywood). Isioro graduated from the Toronto Film School (TFS) in 2007 with honor in film production. After working on a few short films of his own which include: 10 Minutes and (Two to Tango, a co-production), and worked on other people’s projects.
Project- Completed & Ongoing:
1. Saving Dreams (Feature) already won 22 awards globally! – (Completed)
2. Rubbles Of Love (In Post-Production: Summer 2017)
3. Dream, Love and Happiness (In Pre – Production 2018)
4. Jr’s Hatchet (Feature Script) Future Production
5. The Code Game (Feature Script) Future Production
6. Darkest Hour (Feature Script) Future Production
7. Mover (Documentary) Future Production
Saving Dreams, a Canadian- Nollywood production is a success story. It is one of the few Canadian- Nollywood movie, written, produced and directed by a Nigerian based here in Toronto that has won a total record of “22nd Awards” From 4 Continents in less than six months of its official release in Toronto, this includes: (Australia, Europe and North America) and winning in the following categories: (Best Actress, Best Actors, Best Producer & Director, Two Best Movie Trailer and Multiple Best Feature Film as well with other categories), and “58 Official International Film Festival Selections,” Globally! Saving Dreams has been screened in Australia, New York, Chicago, Toronto, and had a back-to-back screening in Lagos, Nigeria-at the Nollywood Real-Time International Film Festival October 2nd, and in “Hollywood” at the 2016 Glendale International Film Festival in California, a city only 26 minutes away from “Hollywood” in Los Ageless, California. The movie was screened in Toronto, October 15th at the CINEVIEW Film Festival, and won Best Lead Actress (Karen Camille Simpson).
Isioro was awarded achievement awards at the 2016 VIGOR INT. ACHIEVEMENT AWARD held on October 9th in Windsor, Ontario, a day after its receiving two awards at the 2016 DEA-Awards also held in Maryland USA, October 8th. On October 21st Isioro and one of his lead actor Nosa Obaseki received an “Award of Excellence in Arts & Entertainment” at the 2016 “Abedorc Productions Arts and Entertainment Awards” held in Toronto Canada. Saving Dreams recently picked up 7 nominations at the - Nollywood Excellence & Leadership Awards 2017 to be held October 2017 In Germany. Saving Dreams was screened at the 2017 Helsinki African Film Festival (HAFF) in Finland. http://haff.fi/2017/en/. And most recently, Saving Dreams received a huge nomination at the 13th Africa Movie Academy Awards: The MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD- (Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada) to be held on the 15th of July 2017. Saving Dreams Recently Receives 12 Nomination and Won Best Cinematography at the 2018 NOLLYWOOD AFRICA FILM CRITIC AWARDS (NAFCA-2018) In Atlanta, USA December 30th, 2017. Nominations includes all 4 lead actors, Best Film, Best Drama, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Sound and much more.
Isioro was the Social Secretary of the Nigerian Canadian Association, (NCA), Toronto Branch, and presently owns and manages the following Facebook group pages: True-Sail Talent Group– which provides opportunities for minorities and aspiring actors to blend with already experience actors. He also set up a Facebook page: “Canada And Nollywood Actors Filmmakers Guild- (CANAFG)”. This page is setup to encourage Nollywood and other black actors who are visibly scarce in the movie industry here in Canada while encouraging other film makers from all diversity to join the FB-group page with a mission to create opportunities for all actors and filmmakers. In 2015, Isioro was appointed the only Judge representing Canada & Nollywood at the 9th annual Windsor International Film Festival 48 Hour Flick Festival held in Windsor, Ontario, October 16-18 2015. http://www.windsorfilmfestival.com/.