Osahon Tongo is a Nigerian-American filmmaker from Naperville, Illinois. Currently, Tongo is writing a feature film for Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi's Significant Productions. He has created branded content for Unicef, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Microsoft, USC, and Emory University among others. 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.
He is a former linebacker from Georgia Tech (’06-’10) where he earned BS in Management. While at Tech, Osahon lobbied for college athletics policy reform with the National College Players Association. Tongo has worked on art installations like Question Bridge that premiered in museums around the country including the African American Smithsonian and a series called Activism Through Art. He has worked in virtual reality on a project called Greenwood Avenue VR. He is an advocate for mental health awareness and he is a change agent in the world.