Solomon Onita Jr.’s “JOY” Airing on HBO

Solomon Onita Jr. (PROD – M.F.A. ’16) has worked diligently to bring often unseen stories to the screen. His award-winning short film, JOY, about a Nigerian woman living in America who struggles to convince her traditionalist husband not to circumcise their ten-year-old daughter, will air on HBO beginning next week for Black History Month.


Playtone is a production entity founded in 1998 by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.  Since that time, Playtone has produced such HBO series as Band of Brothers and Big Love, … Read more