OSAHON TONGO
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OSAHON TONGO

 

 

ABOUT

Osahon means God hears my prayers in the Nigerian Edo language. Tongo is a Nigerian-American filmmaker, creative director, storyteller and brand strategist, from Naperville, Illinois. Former linebacker from Georgia Tech (’06-’10) where he earned BS in Management. He holds an MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts with honors as well. He has worked at CNN as a part of a Digital Marketing Group that ran the digital campaigns for the biggest name in news. While serving as the social media specialist for Emory Goizueta Business School Tongo developed a digital culture building theory that Emory uses to this day. Tongo is a guest lecturer at USC for sociology and film. Tongo has worked on projects that live in the Smithsonian, movies that play on television and theaters across the world. He is one of the inaugural Ryan Murphy Half Foundation Directing Fellows. He is an advocate for mental health awareness. He has co-written a feature film an adaptation of James Franco’s book, Actors Anonymous. He has won numerous awards for the films he has written and directed, Happy Bird, Iman and the Light Warriors. He is currently on contract to write a feature film and serves as a storytelling consultant for Georgia Tech. Tongo has created branded content for UNICEF, NIKE, MICROSOFT, USC, and EMORY UNIVERSITY among others. As a writer/director he focuses on creating change by developing empathy through nuanced storytelling and poetic cinema. Tongo is an auteur artist, a world traveler, a dedicated champion, and a true renaissance man.