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Gone Too Far (12a)

Kush is pleased to announce our Marketing/PR involvement in the latest British Urban Comedy Film that’s looking to ask serious questions about inner-city racial stereotypes in a fun light-hearted manner in this comedic community tale.

Verve Pictures & The BFI Presents

Based on the Olivier Award-Winning play by Bola Agbaje


When Peckham teenager Yemi meets his long-lost Nigerian brother Iku for the first time, his estranged sibling’s African heritage and unimpressive fashion sense soon start to endanger Yemi’s street cred, particularly when trying to impress local troublemaking temptress Armani.

Adolescent angst and cultural tensions erupt in this razor-sharp comedy from a team of vibrant new British talents, adapted from Bola Agbaje’s Olivier Award-winning play which premièred at the Royal Court and directed by Destiny Ekaragha director
of award winning short Tight  Jeans.

Starring: Malachi Kirby, O.C Ukeje, Shanika Warren-Markland, Adelayo Adedayo, Golda John, Tosin Cole, Miles McDonald, Eddie Kadi, KG Tha Comedian, Bhasker Patel, Kulvinder Ghir
& Michael Maris.

Low-key, low-budget, high-intelligence… a superbly judged comedy of racial manners’ (Time Out)

Directed by Destiny Ekaragha
Screenplay by Bola Agbaje


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Yemi – Malachi Kirby
Malachi’s film credits include Fallen (Silver Reel), Kajaki (Pukka Films), Dough (Viva Films), the award-winning My Brother The Devil (Sundance Festival 2012), The Last Showing (Philm Company), Offender (Revolver) and Film 4 short Jonah (Sundance Festival 2013). Television includes co-lead in BBC film drama My Murder, Silent Witness (BBC), Way to Go (BBC) and Sky drama Lawless.

Theatre includes the lead role in Mogadishu (Royal Exchange Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Theatre Royal Northampton), Rough Cuts (Royal Court Theatre), The Realness (Young Vic Theatre) and Dunsinane (Royal Shakespeare Company). Malachi was selected for Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2013 and nominated for Most Promising Newcomer in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.


Ikudayisi – O.C. Ukeje
O.C. Ukeje is a multi-award winning stage and screen actor and musician, born and based inLagos, Nigeria. He has appeared in a number of critically-acclaimed films in Nigeria, including White Water and Black November, alongside Mickey Rourke. He can also be seen in Biyi Bandele’s adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun with Chinwetel Ejiofor,

Thandie Newton and Anika Noni-Rose, which premièred at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival 2013. His latest film, Gone Too Far!, also premièred at LFF last year. He was a member of cast of the ground-breaking BBC World Service Trust TV series Wetin Dey that was presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival.

He won the 2008 African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for the Best Upcoming Actor and the City
People›s Award for Best New Act in 2010. He won the 2013 Best Actor in a Drama Award at the
inaugural Africa Magic Viewers› Choice Awards, and was nominated in the Best Actor category at
the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Armani – Shanika Warren Markland

Shanika trained at YoungBlood Theatre Company. Her career began on Television with roles on established British shows such as Holby City and Spooks. On film Shanika made her debut as Kayla in the critically acclaimed, Adulthood directed by Noel Clarke which was quickly followed by the co-lead role of Kerrys in She has since played roles in Demons Never Die, The Skinny and Victim and can be seen later this year as a lead role in Gone Too Far!, the film adaptation of the play by Bola Agbaje.



Paris – Adelayo Adedayo
Adelayo Adedayo - Headshot2
Adelayo’s film credits include London Fields (Muse Productions), Jet Trash (Sums Film), and a leading role in Revolver Entertainment feature film Sket. Adelayo currently plays the lead role in Hat Trick’s comedy series Some Girls (BBC), she also plays a series regular in ITV drama Law & Order: UK. Other television credits include Skins (E4), MI High (BBC), The Bill (ITV) and Meet The Bandaiis (E4).



Razer – Tosin Cole
Tosin has just finished shooting The Secret by Dominic Savage. He will soon be seen in the feature films Second Coming written & directed by Debbie Tucker Green and Gone Too Far directed by Destiny Ekaragha. He has appeared in Hollyoaks, Eastenders E20 and The Cut.





Ghost – Mile McDonald
Miles started acting at Half Moon Youth Theatre in his early teens and began working professionally at 19. Screen credits includes the films It’s A Lot, In The Black and What If’ as well as commercial campaigns for Adidas. Miles continues to work with Half Moon as a tutor and also works extensively in prisons, developing drama workshops to young offenders.




Mum – Golda John

Golda’s film credits include Fantastic Fear Of Everything (Universal). Theatre includes High Life at Hampstead Theatre, The Gods Are Not To Blame (Arcola Theatre),

Mr Puntila and His Man Matti (Almeida Theater), Clear Water (Barbican Centre), Tickets and Ties (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Early Morning (Oval House).



The Ladies that realised the making of Gone To Far.

GTF_Destiny&Bola_Productionshot Director – Destiny Ekaragha
Destiny is the third of six children born to  Nigerian parents in London, where she lives.
Destiny directed her first feature film, Gone Too Far! adapted from the stageplay of the same name by Bola Agbaje for Poisson Rouge Pictures/BFI Film Fund which premiered at the 57th BFI London Film Festival in October 2013. The film will be released in cinemas nationwide later this year. Destiny was also nominated as Best British Newcomer at the Festival. The film won the Discovery Award at the LOCO Film Festival and a Screen Nation Award for Independent Spirit Film Production. It was also selected for Toronto Film Festival: Next Wave and Belfast’s Takeover Film Festival earlier this year.

Destiny’s first short film, Tight Jeans, which she wrote and directed, was funded by the Southern
Exposure branch of Film London. The film was selected for the 52nd BFI London Film Festival in
2008 and voted Best Short Film at the Festival by The Observer.

Destiny shot two more short films in 2009 with producer Tamana Bleasdale – The Park, which was
again selected for and premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, and Jerningham Road.
In 2010 Destiny directed a Coming Up film for RDF/Channel 4, The Future Wags of Great Britain.
She has a number of films in development with companies including BFI and Lionsgate.

Writer – Bola Agbaje

Bola is a playwright who graduated from the young writers programme at the Royal Court in 2007.
Her first play, Gone Too Far!, was selected to be performed as part of the Young Writers Festival
and was performed at the Royal Court Theatre (Upstairs) in February 2007. The feature film
version, for which she also wrote the screenplay, will premiere at the 57th BFI London Film Festival
in October 2013. In 2008 the play won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in
an Affiliated Theatre,

The play was revived in 2008 and returned for a run in the main Downstairs
space at the Court, as well as at the Hackney Empire and Albany Theatre. Bola was also
nominated for the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright of the Year in 2008. Her newest
play, Belong, was first performed in 2012 at the Royal Court in a co-production with Tiata Fahodzi.
Bola’s writing has been presented by the Royal Court Theatre, ATC, Tiata Fahodzi, Hampstead
Theatre, Soho Theatre, Young Vic, Talawa and Cardboard Citizens to name a few.