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Onyinye Egenti

About Onyinye Egenti

Onyinye graduated with an MA Filmmaking Degree from the London Film School. After her graduation short film was longlisted for the 39th Student Academy Awards, she became a Berlinale Talent Campus Alumna. Onyinye has participated in regional and national creative development schemes that include London Calling PLUS and Film London’s Microwave. During this period she won a BBC Writers Award and joined the BBC’s Continuing Drama Series workshop. In 2019 she was selected for EIFF’s first launch of its development platform “Talent Lab Connects”.

Onyinye is a BBC Writersroom London Voices 2022 participant and she is currently a shadow writer on a High-end TV series in development (KAOS) with SISTER Pictures and Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World), both with whom she is receiving mentorship towards developing her first television project.

In Development

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    • Company
    • Notes
    • A SEASON IN TALGARREG
    • BFI Network Launchpad (Film London MICROWAVE 2017/ Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival Talent Lab 2019)
    • Feature Film. Writer. Selected for 2022 Mubi/WScripted Cannes Screenplay List

TV

    • Production
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    • Notes
    • CRIME AND JUSTICE LAGOS (2023)
    • Showmax/Coalwater
    • Director 2 x 60' episodes
    • Selected for BBC Writersroom London Voices 2022
    • KAOS (2020-21)
    • Netflix
    • Shadow Writer. Lead Writer: Charlie Covell
    • TALENT NERVE
    • Original Project. SISTER Pictures Mentorship
    • Writer-Creator
    • LOST QUEENS
    • Finalist & BBC Writer Award Winner at Triforce’s WriterSlam.
    • Pilot script performed live at St James Studio

Film

    • Production
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    • Notes
    • OH GENO (2018)
    • Director of Short Film. BAFTA 2018 screening as part of TSFF, Everyman Cinema Hampstead & Curzon Bloomsbury (limited theatrical releases), Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018, London Short Film Festival 2019
    • WAKING AT DAWN
    • Writer, Director. Short Film. 39th Annual Student Academy Awards, LUCAS Int’lFilm Festival, Chicago Children’s Int’l Film Festival, London Short Film Festival. Nominated for “Best Script” at Grand OFF World Film Festival
    • ONE DAY REMEMBERING
    • Writer and Director. British Film Institute Foreign Shorts Festival