Oya Media Group
Oya Media Group is a Black women-led production company. Our mission is to thrive in the Canadian and International media marketplace and contribute our voice to an underrepresented demographic, concentrating on new forms of socially relevant diverse content. Oya Media Group is owned and operated by Creators/ Producers Alison Duke and Ngardy Conteh George. Together we have over 40 years of experience in film and TV production. We have worked with non-profit organizations, broadcasters such as CBC, Documentary Channel, Rogers, CityTV, Sundance Channel, NHK, DR, Superchannel, and independent production companies like Maple Rock Media, Shadow Shows, Catbird Productions Chimpanzee Productions, and Take Action Films in the United States and Canada.
Alison Duke - President/Co-Founder
Ngardy Conteh George - Co-Founder
Oya Media Group provides three major services within the film & television industry:
- Original Content - We create award-winning bold, thought-provoking one-off TV documentaries, digital web series, VR/360 video projects, short and feature drama and comedy series for media projects for TV broadcast, streaming, and exhibition.
- Corporate Videos - We provide customer-focused corporate videos to a ride range of clients within multiple sectors & industries.
- Production Services - We offer post-production services, sound editing, and equipment rental to select clients.
Press, Awards & Achievements:
2020 Canadian Screen Awards Nomination (Mr. Jane & Finch) Best Writing in A Documentary - Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary
- POV Magazine: 2020 Canadian Screen Award Nominees for Documentary (Updated)
- Mr. Jane and Finch - Academy.ca
2019 WIFT Crystal Award for Mentorship (Alison Duke) - For her work in Pathways 2 Industry: A Black Youth Mentorship program designed to provide Black film educated youth within Toronto critical skills, and access to the Film & Television Industry
- Playback Magazine - WIFT -T unveils 2019 Crystal Award Winners
- Women And Hollywood: Esta Spalding, Mary Young Leckie, & Alison Duke Among WIFT-Toronto’s 2019 Crystal Awardees
General Articles - Oya Media Lab
- Mentorship is at the heart of Alison Duke's artistic career
- The Business of Film Daily: Oya Media Group On The Mission To Bring A Canadian Perspective Of Black Diaspora Stories To International Audiences
General Articles - Mr. Jane & Finch
- POV Magazine: 'Mr. Jane and Finch': Portrait of a Community Advocate
- Q&A See Jane and Finch through the eyes of a neighbourhood champion