Tope Oshin loves creating tangible worlds that elicit strong emotions, both for a living and for fun. The 39-year-old director, producer and casting director, mentored by filmmaking behemoths Amaka Igwe and Ava Duvernay, ultimately believes that there is always a better place to be. Her connection with art is a way to bring about that change day by day, frame by frame. By her own admission, she was born an artist and grew up looking for expression for all of the art within her. Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Oshin toyed around with many branches of the creative tree (painting, drawing, designing clothes, acting) before settling on filmmaking in her late 20s. She went on to study Filmmaking Methodologies at Colorado Film School in Denver and Theatre Arts, TV and Film at Lagos State University in Ojo, Lagos.
Oshin’s credits can be found in TV series, films and documentaries such as FIFTY, EVOL, Ever After, Amaka’s Kin: The Women of Nollywood, the forthcoming We Don’t Live Here Anymore and more, all through her production company, Sunbow Productions Ltd. Currently, her feature film New Money is set to release in theaters March 2018, and she is working on post-production of Nigeria's first legal drama, Castle & Castle, for EbonyLifeTV. On top of that, she is in pre-production for yet another feature film as well as another TV series.
Oshin’s goals and aspirations are boundless. As long as there is somewhere to go, she keeps going. For Oshin, personal success pales in comparison to the feeling of mentoring youth within the film and TV industry, giving them a launchpad into their careers and handing down all she has learned to make their journey easier than hers.