John Toba

John Toba is a writer, producer and executive with fifteen years experience in documentary and drama.rnrnBeginning in the 90's in London, he wrote and produced television drama series for Channel 5 and ITV in the UK, making dozens of hours of television until 1998 when he began work on his first historical feature film screenplay and a documentary on the 17th century plague epidemic. Over the next several years he worked with director Justin Hardy and wrote and produced feature length historical films for Channel 4 including THE GREAT PLAGUE and INVITATION TO A HANGING, both winners of Royal Television Society awards.rnrnIn 2004 he was recruited by Plum, a startup television network of local tv channels across the US as Head of Production and took them from zero to eight channels and multiple local Emmy's for news, lifestyle and commercial production.rnrnIn 2011 John finally realized the importance of short form and web and turned his attention to YouTube, working for Google funded original channels. He currently works at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, overseeing all production for MOCAtv. In the first year, producing over twenty hours of original content and winning their first Webby.rnrnHe still writes and produces historical films. His first feature film as Exec Producer is The Greatest Englishman, the story of the first man to swim the English channel, starring Warren Brown, which wrapped production in 2013 and will go to festivals in 2014.rn