Former Bedford student's movie selected for Toronto Film Festival

He has high hopes the film will do well overseas

Monday, 14th June 2021, 12:41 pm
Updated Monday, 14th June 2021, 12:42 pm

Battle Within, a movie by former Bedford College and University of Bedfordshire student Matthew Jolaosho has been selected as an entry for the Nollywood section of the Toronto Film Festival.

Filmed in his home country of Nigeria pre-Covid, the movie is about domestic violence and men’s mental health, a specialist subject for Matthew who currently works within the mental health sector.

Matthew who is Nigerian and British, has great hopes for the overseas market via Nollywood, as the Nigerian film industry is called.

Matthew Jolaosho outside the South Banks Arts Centre at Bedford College
Matthew Jolaosho outside the South Banks Arts Centre at Bedford College

He joined Bedford College’s South Bank Arts Centre, not least because he “loves Bedford” and was a regular visitor to the town before signing on for a foundation course.

“Bedford College is a good environment and a lovely location,” said Matthew, who also produces music videos.