Destiny Ekaragha is a writer and director whose first feature, Gone Too Far, was released in December 2014 having premiered at the London Film Festival. Three years in the making, the film was only the fourth British film directed by a black woman to be released in cinemas. Adapted from Bola Agbaje’s stageplay, Destiny’s comedy focuses on the nature of identity and ethnicity in modern multicultural London. She was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the LFF, and won the Emerging Talent award at the Screen Nation Awards (both in 2013).
Destiny has been mentored as part of her Breakthrough Brits programme by filmmaker Amma Asante and The Honourable Woman creator Hugo Blick. She also directed her first TV drama Danny and the Human Zoo starring Lenny Henry. Destiny has also become a mentor in her own right, supporting a young filmmaker as they take their next steps.