Bayo Akinfemi (Director)
has worked as an actor and a director for almost two decades. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts from University of Ilorin, Nigeria and worked for a few years in the entertainment industry, acquiring several screen credits including, Bitter Encounter, Sango and Days of Vulture. In 1998, Bayo moved to Canada and quickly established himself as a fine actor, acquiring credits on blockbusters such as The Tuxedo (Jackie Chan), Bulletproof Monk (Chow Yun Fat), Soul Food, Eleventh Hour, Mayday and Blue Murder. He was nominated for the GEMINI and the ACTRA Best Actor Awards in 2004 for the lead role in the CBC’s miniseries, Human Cargo and for the GEMINI in 2008 for his portrayal of a Sudanese warlord in CBC’s high octane series, The Border. Bayo’s directing credits include The Gods Are Not To Blame, Wedlock of The Gods, A Christmas Carol, Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again, The Trials Of Brother Jero, Peppersoup and Soulmate. He studied Films and Television Production at the Toronto Film School, after which he acquired several years of practical experience as an Assistant Director on numerous Hollywood feature films, T.V programs and commercials before he started making films. His short films directing credits include A Novel Ending, Behind Closed Doors, My Little Package and Days Away. His first feature length movie is Scoundrels of Faith. Bayo’s Toronto based company, Greenland Entertainment, has numerous feature length and documentary film projects in various stages of development.