Femo Oyeniran

Creative Director, Purple Geko

Femi Oyeniran is an award-winning actor and filmmaker who has starred in Kidulthood, Demons Never Die and Absolutely Fabulous. His first feature film as a director and co-producer, It’s A Lot was released theatrically in 2013. He also played the lead in the film.

On completing his law degree at the London School of Economics, Femi decided to focus on acting and filmmaking, which led to him producing a feature length documentary about Fatherhood, which features Trevor McDonald, Tinie Tempah and Spike Lee. In 2015, he partnered with Victor Adebodun to produce the 10×30 minute comedy series VENUS Vs MARS for Sky Living.

In 2016, he co-wrote, co-directed, produced and starred in THE INTENT, which was released to unprecedented commercial success. It opened to sold-out cinemas and landed at number 3 on the iTunes Movies Chart and is now available on Netflix around the world. The prequel THE INTENT 2: THE COME UP, was shot on location in the UK and Jamaica and opened with the second highest screen average in the U.K. box office on 21st September 2018 and is due for DVD/BluRay and Digital release in January 2018. He recently wrote an episode of Idris Elba’s new Netflix series Turn Up Charlie.

In 2015, he was selected as a Ones To Watch by the Edinburgh International TV Festival and a Broadcast Hot Shot by Broadcast Magazine.

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