Destiny Ekaragha is a writer/director selected in 2014 as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. She was nominated as Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival 2013.
In 2015 -16 Destiny directed a ‘Luther’ sketch for BBC Sports Relief 2016, starring Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, and a host more famous faces, and the Christmas Special ‘Lolly Adefope’s Christmas’ for Merman Productions/Sky Arts. She has been working in development on several projects, including a BBC Comedy pilot.
She directed In 2014-15 Destiny directed DANNY AND THE HUMAN ZOO for Red Productions/BBC One. This single drama written by Lenny Henry was nominated for a Broadcast Award 2016.
Her first feature film, GONE TOO FAR! was released in UK cinemas in October 2014, distributed by Verve. The film was selected for and premiered at the London Film Festival in 2013, and was adapted from the stageplay of the same name by Bola Agbaje for Poisson Rouge Pictures/UKFC. It won the Discovery Award at the LOCO Film Festival, a Screen Nation Award for Independent Spirit Film Production, the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the AFRIFF Film Festival and was selected for Toronto Film Festival and Belfast’s Takeover Film Festival.
Destiny is attached to direct feature film BLACKHEATH, written by Abby Ajayi, for Lionsgate.
Destiny’s first short film, TIGHT JEANS, which she wrote and directed, was funded by the Southern Exposure branch of Film London. The film was selected for the 52nd BFI London Film Festival in 2008 and voted Best Short Film at the Festival by the Observer.
Destiny shot another short film in 2009 with producer Tamana Bleasdale, THE PARK, which again was selected for the BFI London Film Festival. In 2010 Destiny directed a COMING UP film for RDF/Channel 4, THE FUTURE WAGS OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Destiny has written an original comedy feature, LIMP, and is writing her second screenplay.