Tiffany Toney, a former pro-athlete and American actress, has recently finished production on her feature film BORA. The multi-talented Toney served as the writer, director, and lead actress of the film, alongside Sierra Leone actress Ajima Cole from Haus of Vicious. The cast also includes Zab Judah, Omar Gooding from Entourage, Noel G from Training Day, Jasmine Sanders from D.L Hughley Show, and the voice of Netflix comedian EARTHQUAKE.
Toney, who is the niece of boxing legend James Toney, is a former producer for NBC and America’s Most Wanted. Her recent short film “Jade Rising” won Best U.S. Sci-Fi in the 2019 Venice Shorts film festival. She has also worked as the director’s assistant for Summer of Violence, a feature film by award-winning actress Nicki Micheaux, and made an appearance in LAZARUS, the 2017 Action Superhero feature by Sean Riggs (BOSCH) and the late R.L. Scott, which led to a multi-picture deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Toney co-directed the film with Andre “Chyna” McCoy from The Matrix, and her DP James M. Black from Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers, both of whom also acted in the feature film. Toney wrote the BORA original screenplay with the intention of creating the first-ever.I female villain of color. The story follows Elon, a USC grad-student who sets out on a road trip to find herself on Day of The Dead when she meets “BORA,” an Afro-Mexican hitchhiker who aims to free her from the burden of being sheltered by strict religion and a relationship with an over-protective boyfriend. Skilled at the art of seduction, BORA tempts Elon to try many things she’s never done before, but it’s all fun and games until Elon discovers that her girl-crush is a stone-cold killer. This fictional story is “An Urban, Urban Legend and the perfect fusion of black & brown culture in LA.”
Toney is currently in discussions with distributors and plans to officially release BORA in 2023.