Alfons Adetuyi is an award-winning director and producer recognized both for navigating the complexities of financing international co-productions and producing successful cross-cultural films and television series.
For over 25 years Alfons has produced and directed prime-time television and film programming across a wide range of genres, from features to documentaries, drama series, TV Movies to lifestyle programming. These include three official co-productions with South Africa: the first official Canada/South Africa co-pro EKHAYA: A FAMILY CHRONICLE/ MOLO FISH, followed by drama series JOZI H, and rom-com LOVE JACKED, currently streaming worldwide on Netflix.
Other notable credits include HIGH CHICAGO (Netflix US/eONE, winner Canadian Feature and Audience Choice Awards), SKIN DEEP (6 seasons, winner Gemini Best Lifestyle Series), GANESH BOY WONDER (premiered at Hot Docs, broadcast on OMNI/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL), BEAT THE WORLD (Sony Pictures/ Wild Bunch/eOne), NORTH/SOUTH (CBC), IT AIN’T ALL JAZZ (Bravo!), and SURVIVORS (premiered at TIFF).
Recently Alfons directed Hallmark’s HERITAGE HOLIDAY starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, and Holly Robinson Peete; Lifetime’s MIRACLE IN MOTOR CITY starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Smokey Robinson, and A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE, reuniting ER stars Gloria Reuben and Eric La Salle.
Alfons is currently in pre-production on his 4th SA co-pro DREAMS OF THE MOON starring Nia Long and he is in development on his 5th SA co-pro, sci-fi-political-thriller series RIO TEN with Spier Films South Africa, as well as his first co-pro with Luxembourg’s Wady Films, the sci-fi fantasy trilogy THE DIRT EATERS.
Alfons was featured in Indie Wire‘s ‘Shadow and Act’ Black Filmmakers to Watch, named as one of 2018’s Top 30 Black Directors by blackfilm.com and most recently announced as Reelworld’s 2021 Vision Award recipient.