Femi Oyeniran is an award-winning London-based actor/filmmaker who has starred in hit films including Kidulthood and Anuva
On completing his law degree at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2008, Femi decided to focus on acting and filmmaking. His directorial debut was a semi-autobiographical short film called Fresh off the Boat. He also began producing an online chat show and podcast called Cut the Chat, which is still ongoing. He proceeded to produce a feature length documentary about fatherhood, which features Trevor McDonald, Tinie Tempah and Spike Lee. In 2014, he produced a 10 x 30 minute series for Sky Living called Venus vs Mars, which was transmitted in April 2015. He co-runs an independent production company called Purple Geko, which focuses on scripted comedy and drama content for all mediums. The company is currently developing developing programmes for Channel 4, Sky and international partners. More recently, he has produced and directed several shorts including RED ROOM(Director/Producer), TOTAL LOSS(Producer) and NIGHT TO THE ROAD(Producer).
Femi also has a keen interest in politics. He has appeared on The Daily Politics, BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme, and BBC Breakfast. He also appears regularly as a newspaper reviewer on Sky News Sunrise. He was also a commissioner on the Speaker of the House of Common’s Digital Democracy commission; making recommendations on how parliamentary democracy in the United Kingdom can embrace the opportunities afforded by the digital world. He recently delivered a TEDxHouseofParliament talk about youth offenders he worked with to create films called “Prison Democracy”.