Principal photography will begin later this month on Destiny Ekaragha’s feature directorial debut “Gone Too Far,” a coming-of-age comedy adapted for the screen by Bola Agabje, based on her own Laurence Olivier Award-winning 2007 stage play of the same title.
Ekaragha previously directed the short film “Tight Jeans,” which received accolades at the 2008 BFI London Film Festival, and “The Future Wags of Great Britain” for Channel Four’s Coming Up strand. Bola received an Evening Standard Award nomination for Most Promising Playwright in 2008, and has seen her other plays, including “Belong” and “Off The Endz,” performed in major theatres across London.
The film’s cast includes new- and up-and-comers Malachi Kirby, O.C. Ukeje, Shanike Warren-Markland, Adelayo Adedayo and Golda John.
GONE TOO FAR follows two estranged teenage brothers over the course of a single day as they meet for the first time, and struggle to accept each other for who they are. Yemi (Kirby) can’t wait for his big brother to join him on the estate in Peckham – but when Ikudayisi (Ukeje) arrives from Nigeria wearing socks and sandals Yemi questions both his judgement and his African heritage. A day on the estate filled with danger and excitement teaches both of them the values of family and self-respect.
The four-week film shoot begins in late October in East and South London, and is a co-production between Christopher Granier-Deferre’s Poisson Rouge Pictures and the BFI.