ABOUT

Osahon Tongo is a Nigerian-American filmmaker from Naperville, Illinois. Currently, Tongo is writing a feature film for Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions. He has created branded content for many Fortune 500 companies. He is one of the inaugural Ryan Murphy Half Foundation Directing Fellows. As a writer/director he focuses on creating change by developing empathy through nuanced storytelling and poetic cinema. Tongo holds an MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts film production program and a BS in Management from Georgia Tech.

While at Tech, Tongo played linebacker and lobbied for college athletics policy reform with the National College Players Association. Tongo has worked on art installations like Question Bridge that have premiered in museums around the country including the African American Smithsonian. He has worked in virtual reality and he is an advocate for mental health awareness.