The Aunties interview Femi Oyeniran on his Inspirations and greatest projects to date
- Femi Oyeniran is an award-winning actor and filmmaker. Born in Nigeria, moving to the UK at the age of 10, he starred in iconic British film Kidulthood at 17 before completing a law degree at the London School of Economics. His acting career has seen him star in Adulthood as well as comedy Anuvahood. Other credits include Absolutely Fabulous, Taking Stock, Demons Never Die and more.
- In 2013, he wrote, directed and produced feature film It’s A Lot. His next film THE INTENT, was released to unprecedented success. It was followed by a prequel THE INTENT 2: THE COME UP, which picked up “Best Film” at the MVisa awards as well as three awards at the National Film Awards. Both films have gone on to gain a global audience on Netflix.
- He was also tapped up by Idris Elba to write an episode of his Netflix Original series Turn Up Charlie. He also has a producer credit on Sky Atlantic series Tin Star, which stars Tim Roth. He also directed a block of Comedy Central’s Drunk History: Black Stories as well as BET’s first UK-originated programmeThe Culture Capsule.
- Femi’s production company FAN STUDIOS, which he co-founded with Grime legend and filmmaker Nicky “Slimting” Walker, released the short film Against All Odds and relaunched legendary UK music channel Channel U in conjunction with Motown Records UK, in late 2020. The company recently completed the feature film Trapping, which was co-written and directed by multiple award winning director Penny Woolcock. They were recently commissioned by BET to produce the definitive Black British music doc, The Evolution of Black British Music, which is due for release in July 2022.