Ino Moses Jonah

BIOGRAPHY: LITERARY GENRE OF INO MOSES JONAH IN THE MOVIE INDUSTRY


Ino Moses Jonah
HOW INO MOSES JONAH MOVIE PROFESSIONAL CAREER STARTED AND BIOGRAPHY

 Ino Moses Jonah is a media and entertainment expert with wealth of experience as a Film Producer/Director, Journalist, Event manager and a Public Speaker.

His entertainment career started in 2003 at Okada Grammar School Okada where he was motivated and challenged by his English teacher Mr. Brown to take his creative Art seriously. In 2005 he was given his first stage play at Winners Campus Fellowship (WCF), Igbinedion University Okada, where he played lead role in a 45 minutes stage play “SECOND CHANCE” directed by Ms Kemi. His outstanding performance gave him the requisite motivation to engage himself in series of church dramas. His unmatched leadership prowess saw him take the revered position of a Drama Coordinator in Church of God Mission International Miracle Center for a long time 2006 to 2017. During that period, he further equipped himself by attending series of drama schools and master classes. He Directed “there might not be a second chance (90mins play)” “the encounter (80mins play)” and several church convention stage plays. 

In 2009, he gained admission to Kogi State University, Anyigba where he bagged a first degree in Mass Communication Faculty of Social Science. As a student, he developed further interest and adroit knowledge in production and management of films, advert, documentary, and new media. He managed and hosted events with the stage name MC EG (EMBRACE G), across all departments and the state and other states at large because of his psychology of the audience and the stage. He was a recipient of several campus awardand recognition such as “best male presenter” “most talented from KSU” “Most consistent MC” to mention but a few. He had a sublime blend of his passion with his faith as an astute believer thus; he founded the Christian Fellowship International (CFI) Kogi State University Chapter, and was a Vice President of Rotaract Club of KSU District 9125 and played very active roles in student unionism.

INO MOSES JONAH

His one-year compulsory national youth service NYSC was in Gombe State. Hard work and diligence more loads of responsibilities, while on Camp he was part of the admin of OBS (Orientation Broadcasting Service), also given the award of best Standup Comedian on camp. He became the President of the Publicity and Editorial CDS, producer and presenter of the NYSC TV and Radio Programme (Jewel Kopa and Kopa’s Forum), he was then bestowed the Corps Liaison Officer (CLO) Gombe State after the DG visited and saw the need for all the North East States to have a Corps Liaison Officer state level. At the end of the service year, he was recognized with “NYSC Commendation Award”.

After service he took out time to redirect his search light into Producing and Filmmaking, he went to NTA TV College Jos to study for “TV Producing” he further went to NFI and Push Africa Media and Journalism Training Abuja with internship at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Headquarter Abuja, all to understand the gimmicks around the industry.

On reaching Benin, he began a voluntary service to train Under Amb. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen DGN AMP as a Producer and part of the Admin of BENIN FILM ACADEMY. Training under him as a producer, he has produced over one year weekly episodes of a TV magazine Programme called the “BFA Half Hour” airing on satellite and terrestrial channels (GOTV, STARTIMES, ITV BENIN, DBS and YouTube), over 20 short films and over 5 of them screening and winning awards in international film festival like; Lift-Off Global Network Film Festival, Zuma international Film Festival, Lekki Internationa Film Festival, Toronto Int’l Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF), Abuja International Film Festival, Coal City Film Festival, best director New Arts International (Film) Festival and the host of others. He has worked with LIMN to consult for International Organization for Migrant (IOM) during a community theatre training and performance as a monitoring officer and an instructor for the NOA training in Abuja as Script Writing Instructor.

In 2019 he was the Associate Producer for the National Festival for Arts and Culture command performance “NEKIGHIDI” organized by the Nigerian Government hosted in Benin. Early 2020 he produced the movie “ONAIWU” and was the Associate Producer for “LOVE OF ISIUWA” “AWUOTO” “BEFORE 30” “HI-COURT WITH MALEKE” (pilot production), Executive in-charge of production for “NOT A BURDEN”.

ALMOST

In 2020 he was involved in a star-studded production as the Associate Producer that has the likes of Nollywood A-list stars (SAM DEDE, INI EDO, MERCY AIGBE, CHARLSE INOJIE, ZUBBY MICHAEL, BRODA SHAGGI, JIDE KOSOKO, JNR POPE, EBELE OKARO, HARRY B, SANI MUAZU, NOSA REX AND THE HOST OF OTHERS) a movie title GBEGE the OMODION SAGA which is in cinema from October 7th 2022 nationwide. 


In 2021 the movie series which turned out to be a cinema sensation MECHANIC DIARY became another of his production as an associate producer, in the same year he directed and produced his first feature film which made the cinema titled ALMOST, a movie whose focus was on irregular migration and the struggling life style of Nigerian youth from the city of Benin. In his interest to tell story helping to cub the issues around societal ills, same period his short film was screened at the A-TIPSOM (@Atipsomnigeria

#EU Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria Project funded by the #EuropeanUnion and implemented by #FIIAPP #contralatrata

) Film festival and was recognized as top drama on the issue of irregular migration.

Same year he directed is first Edo Language movie UKUSE of UK, a movie that tell the story of those who travel abroad and after been stuck for years will eventually come back home to show off, when they actually achieved nothing. He has directed series of movies and soap that count for his film credit like 

· ODUNA (DIRECTOR)

· JUNKIE series (DIRECTOR)

· ACADA (DIRECTOR)

· IJ THE MECHANIC (DIRECTOR)

· SWAY (DIRECTOR) ETC.

He is a multiple award-winning filmmaker from international film festivals like the Edo State International film festival (ESIFF) as the winner of the Governor Obaseki overall best feature film (Ten Thousand Dollar price) and also the winner of the best Feature Film in his movie he produced ONAIWU.

He has also produced and directed series of commercials/ad/jingle/PSA for multinational like 

· HOME AND AWAY RESTURANT 

· MOUTH PIECE CAFÉ

· EDUABROAD TRAVELING AGENCY 

· JOHN BEST ROOFING TECHNOLGY

· EXCEL HAIRLAB

· GUINESS NIGERIA BREWERIES (AS THE PRODUCTION MANAGER)

· KADA CINEMA AND ENTERTAINMENT 

The dream and aspiration for the craft have led him to travel the 36 states of Nigeria and the federal capital territory to know more about Nigeria; cities, people, and culture.

He is a promising young man with a global passion and cutting-edge standard in filmmaking, film analysis, film set executive, casting director etc. for those who are close to him, they could attest that he is committed to the passion as though his life depend on it.

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