Josta Hopps

Josta is a freelance,  professional, Sierra Leonean filmmaker and photographer and member of staff at WAYout. His photographs have been exhibited in London, Manchester and the USA and appeared on magazine front pages and his films are broadcast and appear regularly in International Festivals. Clients include Street Child, UNFAO,WaterAid


Currently his video for the WAYout poets “Homeless” is in several international festivals.

Music videos “Static” and “Bread ‘n’ Butter” are wowing audiences; one for it’s energy and the other for it’s images shot on the vast Bume rubbish dump in Freetown.

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Josta lived on the streets of Freetown for 12 years before finding WAYout. His talent was immediately obvious and he now has an extensive list of credits. He also teaches regularly, other less privileged and street youth at WAYout. He is available as a shooter, director or photographer and can be booked through

2020 Bread ‘n’ Butter – camera/director/editor for music video by Mash P

2020 Static’ -Director/camera/editor for music video by Mash P

2020 ‘Ghost Killer‘ Camera/editor for feature drama about gang life and how to get out of it

2020 ‘Homeless -Director/shooter/editor 17 WAYout poets write about life on the streets

2018 ‘Nobody Mi No Wait’ – Director/shooter/editor. Mash P


in 2018 he produced a Television series for AYV TV called ‘The Vet’ and in 2013 he wrote, directed and edited  feature film “Way Out, The Longest Dream“.

Josta has worked for Street Child, Children in Crisis, Music Action International, WaterAid and other NGOs.

Josta supported shoots with Hazel Chandler to produce short films about families affected by ebola for Street Child – these films were then aired on the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, and other international TV channels.

Josta’s photos here

Links to Josta’s videos

Hip Hop Ebola by The Black Street Family

Different Story- by Mash P 

Killing Me With Love- Meeky

Yokaneh-Mash P

Running 50 miles by GDD