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Candice Onyeama

Candice Onyeama

 

Candice Onyeama is a Nigerian-British screenwriter, filmmaker and storyteller based between Berlin and London.

Her shorts have screened and won awards at international festivals around the world including the BFI London Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival and AFRIFF.

Her work has also been distributed on a range of platforms including the BFI player and Blavity TV across Apple and Roku.

She directed 2nd unit on 6 episodes of the Steve Knight penned, BBC series SAS: ROGUE HEROES and is currently in development on a slate of feature-length projects, including a German-set documentary entitled Black ‘B’earthing.

Candice is the founder of Genesis Child Productions, a film company with a focus on personal stories and auteur-driven narratives by women of African descent and the diaspora.

Find out more about Candice and her upcoming projects here:
https://linktr.ee/candice_onyeama 

Candice Onyeama: Screenwriter & Director

Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

marinus.viktor@papercuts-agency.com

Candice Onyeama: Screenwriter & Director

Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

marinus.viktor@papercuts-agency.com

In Development (Selection)

Black ‘B’Earthing
Format: Feature
Genre: German set immersive documentary
Director: Candice Onyeama
Production: Genesis Child

Another I
Format: Feature
Genre: Psychological Horror
Director: Candice Onyeama
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production: TBA
Festivals and Awards:
– Ranked top 15% of 6000 submissions to the Nicholls Academy screenwriting Fellowship 2022

VAMPIRES

Format: Feature
Genre: Horror
Director: Candice Onyeama
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production : Erebus Pictures

I AM MESSIAH

Format: Feature
Genre: Fantasy drama
Director: Candice Onyeama
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production: TBA

RIDERS

Format: TV
Genre: Action Drama
Director: Candice Onyeama
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama

Filmography (Selection)

2023  –  Herzkino Smart Reihe
Format: TV movie
Genre: RomCom
Writer´s Room: Candice Onyeama
Production: ZDF

2022  –  I Do Not Come To You By Chance
Format: Feature
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Novel: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Production: T.E.N. Limited

2021  –  SAS ROGUE HEROES – Series 1, 6 episodes (2 nd Unit Director)
Format: TV series
Director: Tom Shankland
Screenplay: Steve Knight
Production: BBC/Kudos
Producer: Stephen Smallwood

2020  – Deadly Disasters
Format: Factual TV series
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production: CIC Media, BBC Earth

2020  –  BORN AGAIN
Format: Short Film
Director: Candice Onyeama
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production: BFI Network and Film London, Genesis Child Productions, 2Hot Films
Producer: Nicola Gregory
Festivals &Awards:
– Winner of Shooting People’s New Shoots award
– Honourable mention for Best Narrative Short at Atlanta Film Festival
– Official selection: Aesthetica, Norwich, Bolton, SOUL, Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, Film Africa, Brazilian African Film Festival, New York African Film festival, Roving Eye Rhode Island International Film Festival
– BFI London Film Festival (Out of competition)
– Distributed in the US on Blavity TV across Apple and ROKU
– Distributed in the UK on Framelight TV

2020  –  UNCLE MIKE
Format: Short Film
Director: Neil Anwhan
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production: North Edge Films and Orchid Cancer Charity
Producer: Ali Orhan
Festivals & Awards:
– Winner of the Best Story award at Thundr short Film Showcase 2020
– Official Selection for Baltimore International Black Film Festival 2020
– Official Selection for UK Monthly Film Festival 2021
– Finalist at Awareness Festival 2020
– Honours List at Women X Festival 2020

2019  –  My Voice
Format: Short film
Genre: Educational short film
Writer, Director & Producer: Candice Onyeama
Production: Genesis Child (commissioned by Into Films)

2017  –  ONCE AN OLD LADY SAT ON MY CHEST
Format: Short Film
Director: Candice Onyeama
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production: Genesis Child Productions and P for Production
Producer: Candice Onyeama and Nicola Gregory
Festivals & Awards:
– Baobab nominee at Film Africa 2018
– Best screenplay nominee at Underwire Film Festival
– Audience award winner at Black Culture Film Festival
– Official festival selection: Women of the lens, SOUL, Film Africa, East End film festival, Afrykamera, WADFF
– Distributed on BFI Player
– Part of TAPE collective’s ‘BUT WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM’ UK film series tour

2016  –  HUSH
Format: Short Film
Director: Alex j Campbell
Screenplay: Candice Onyeama
Production: Genesis Child Productions and P for Production
Producer: Candice Onyeama
Festivals & Awards:
– Winner of Best Screenplay award at academy award qualifying film festival Reel Sisters of the diaspora, US
– Winner of the Best Short Film award at BAFTA and BIFA qualifying British Urban Film Festival
– Official festival selection: NFFTY, SOUL, WADFF, Encounters, Underwire
– Featured in AfroPunk Magazine
– Distributed by UK Fully Focused