Moyo recently wrapped on director Stephanie Zari’s British debut feature film, Zebra Girl.
A psychological thriller with a bold streak of pitch-black humour. After murdering her husband, memories of a woman's traumatic past resurface and she is forced to come to terms with who she really is.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors will have it’s UK PREMIERE at BAFTA qualifying @underwirefest in London! Nominated in the SCREENWRITING category.
Congrats to our talented writer @MorayoAkande & our amazing team!
Produced by the Akande Sisters @MoyoAkande @lucid__dreamers
BOOK your tickets here: http://www.underwirefestival.com/events/the-privileged-gaze/
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Our short film Rock Paper Scissors - ジャンケンポン！ is having its World Premiere at the Tabor Film Festival / international short film festival in Croatia.
Screening in competition as part of The Night of the Living Audience Award. 🎥
This is our first project produced by the Akande Sisters (Moyo Akande and Morayo Akandé) and written and directed by Morayo Akandei. Filmed in Tokyo, Japan last summer! Thrilled to be premiering at this brilliant festival! 😊
Moyo attending The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 red carpet as a member of the official Film Jury.
Moyo stars in Guilt, a new four-part drama series - the first drama commission for BBC Scotland’s new digital channel.
Made by Happy Tramp North and Expectation for BBC Scotland and BBC Two, and set in Edinburgh, Guilt is a stylish, contemporary drama with riveting plot twists and a strong vein of black humour throughout. The series will premiere on BBC Scotland’s digital channel and follow on BBC Two later this year.
Moyo will appear this autumn in a BBC 2 celebration of 300 years of the modern English language novel, marked by the 1719 publication of Robinson Crusoe, with an original, landmark television series that will work alongside other BBC media projects. Novels That Shaped Our World tells a compelling story of how the novel, by inspiring and responding, has given a platform to the voices of colonial and post-colonial experience, to women, and to the diversity of working class lives. This is the story of how certain books have defined their ages and helped shape the world we live in today. Its principal focus is British experience and English language novels. The format of the episodes is somewhat unique as very high-end docu-drama.
Catch Moyo in the 90’s children’s BBC reboot of The Demon Headmaster this autumn.
1745 - A Short Film screened at The Newport Beach Film Festival in California, USA to critical acclaim.
Moyo attending The National Television Awards 2019 red carpet. The Cry, in which she appears as the series regular Defence Lawyer, is nominated for Best Television Drama.
Moyo will be appearing in Interference, a trilogy of near future plays for The National Theatre of Scotland.
The play will be staged in an empty office block transformed with vivid projection and atmospheric soundscapes. It asks the question: will technology interfere with what we really need from each other?
Running March 16 - March 30 2019 at City Park, 368 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3AU.
Moyo will be appearing in the final series of the long running Scottish sitcom Still Game. Airing this Spring on BBC1.
Check out Moyo's interview for The Herald newspaper discussing her work as an actress and her turn into film producing.
Read the full interview here.
Moyo on the red carpet at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2018.
Catch Moyo starring in all 4 episodes of the brand new primetime BBC television drama The Cry, alongside Jenna Coleman this autumn.
Moyo will be appearing as Hippolyta in The Two Noble Kinsmen for The Shakespeare's Globe 2018 summer season.
Moyo will be making her feature film debut as Jaqi in the US action thriller The Hurricane Heist released in cinemas worldwide March 9th 2018, directed by The Fast and the Furious director, Rob Cohen.
Moyo will be appearing as Farrah in Make Me Up, a new film by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in the United Kingdom. Make Me Up will be broadcast by the BBC and screened throughout the UK during 2018. Hopscotch Films will produce.
Moyo at The British Independent Film Awards 2017.
Her short film, 1745 was nominated for the 'Best British Short Film' award. Moyo script developed the short alongside her sister, Morayo the writer, and stars in the leading role. Congratulations to her fellow nominees and to all the winners! 🎉
Brilliant news! Moyo will soon be appearing in the Hogmanay Special of 'Only an Excuse' for BBC 1 Scotland. 🎉
Moyo on the red carpet in a traditional Nigerian Ankara dress for the BAFTA Scotland 2017 awards ceremony.
Her short film 1745, which she script developed and stars in the leading role as Emma Atkin, was nominated for the Best Short Film award. Congratulations to all the winners and her fellow nominees!
Moyo alongside her sister Morayo at the BAFTA Scotland Nominees Party 2017. Their short film 1745 is nominated for the Best Short Film award.
Exciting News! 1745 is the WINNER of the BEST SHORT FILM Award at The Africa International Film Festival - Afriff Globe Awards! 🎉🎉🎉
Moyo is over the moon and honoured to receive this special award!
It has been a highlight for Team 1745 to take their important story to it's other home; Nigeria.
EXCITED to announce 1745 has been nominated for the British Independent Film Awards for The Best British Short Film!
Moyo is SO thrilled to have been shortlisted and to be a part of this incredible line up.
Congratulations to the other short films competing in this category and to the incredible 1745 - A Short Film team! 😀
Read more here.
Absolutely thrilled that 1745 has been nominated for the Best Short Film at The BAFTA Scotland Awards 2017.
Moyo developed the script alongside her sister Morayo Akande who is the writer and they both star in the short. Congratulations to Moyo and the 1745 team, we have our fingers crossed for the ceremony on Sunday November 5th! 🎉
Great news! Moyo will soon be appearing in the latest series of the British crime drama VERA for ITV in early 2018. 🎉
Screening in London on Thursday 23 November at 9:00pm, and are featured in the 'PERIOD PIECES' along some other brilliant shorts.
BOOK tickets here: http://www.underwirefestival.com/events/period-pieces/
Moyo will soon be appearing in Series 2 of The Rebel for UKTV Gold, alongside Simon Callow, Bill Paterson and Anita Dobson.
Exciting news! 1745 has been officially selected to screen at The Africa International Film Festival - Afriff in Lagos, Nigeria and is in competition for The Best Short Film award!!! 🎉 🎉 🎉
Screening as part of the British Council Initiative - Film Connections programme to share knowledge and deepen co-production opportunities between film-makers from Nigeria and the UK!
Moyo is SO thrilled to bringing this important story to it's other home; Nigeria, and she cannot wait to attend the festival from Oct 29th - Nov 4th 2017!
Read more here.
Moyo attended the MVISA Awards ceremony 2017, The Annual Movie Video & Screen Awards took place at the Birmingham ICC. The event marked 11 years of celebrating the achievements of actors of colour in the UK,
Her short film 1745 was nominated for The Best Festival Film. Congratulations to all the winners!
EXCITING NEWS! 1745 is officially selected for The Black International Film Festival 2017 and is in competition for the ‘Best Short Film’ at the MVISA Awards 2017!!! 🎉
Screening on October 24th at 6pm at The Mac Birmingham AND will be featured alongside a selection of fantastic International shorts in the ‘BIFF Fest: In Her Shoes’ strand.
Catch Moyo appearing as 'Officer Gemmell' in tonight's episode of the BBC comedy re-boot, Porridge for BBC 1.
Moyo's episode can be viewed here on BBC iPlayer.
Series 1 - 'The Cake' (20th October 2017) by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’ starring Kevin Bishop.
Check out Moyo's interview for The New Current magazine discussing 1745.
Read the full interview here.
Check out Moyo's interview for Sugarcane Magazine discussing 1745
Sugarcane Magazine is dedicated to uniting and exposing creatives from Africa and African diaspora. Thank you Melissa Hunter Davis for sharing an interest in our story! 😁
Click here to read the full interview.
Brilliant news! 1745 received the 'Jury Special Mention' award for the Best Short Film at EIFF 2017! Congratulations to Moyo and the 1745 team! 🎉
Excited to announce 1745 will have it's UK premiere at the 71st edition of The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 AND has been nominated for the Best Short Film Award! 🎉
Screening on June 30th at 6.25pm and July 1st at 6.10pm at Cineworld Edinburgh.
Moyo developed the script with her sister Morayo Akandé who wrote 1745, which they both star in alongside Scottish veteran actor, Clive Russell. Congratulations! 🎉
Congratulations to Moyo who has been selected for the BAFTA Crew x BFI Network 2017! She will join the year long professional development programme for crew, writers, directors and producers based in the UK.
Moyo will soon be appearing in a remake of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’ beloved 70s classic prison comedy, PORRIDGE for BBC1.
Moyo has recently completed filming the feature THE HURRICANE HEIST. The Fast & the Furious director Rob Cohen, is behind the camera for this action thriller.
The Hurricane Heist follows a team of thieves embarking on a $600 million heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its U.S. coastal Mint facilities. Toby Kebell (Ben Hur, Warcraft, Fantastic Four), Maggie Grace (Taken, Twilight, Lost) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) will also star.
Moyo and her younger sister Morayo Akandé, who is also an actress, have teamed up together to create their first short film, '1745'.
'1745' has been commissioned for the Scottish Film Talent Network to enter the Scottish Shorts 2016 for new talent. Their team pitched to an industry panel comprising of representatives from the British Film Institute (BFI), Creative Scotland, Centre for the Moving Image, DigiCult and Hopscotch Films. Out of hundreds of applicants '1745' was shortlisted and made the final six projects. The successful six projects where awarded budgets of £15,000 each. Post production is now underway for '1745'.
The '1745' team also stars actor Clive Russell (Game of Thrones, Outlander, Ripper Street) as Master Andrews, Scottish director, John McKay, (Ordinary Lies, We'll Take Manhattan, Not Another Happy Ending, Life on Mars, Piccadilly Jim) who will be acting as Producer, and Gordon Napier (Tide, Anam) recipient of the highly coveted Prince William BAFTA & Warners Bros. Scholarship for Film who will be on board as Director.
Moyo recently appeared in the brand new wartime musical, 'Only the Brave' at Wales Millennium Centre last Spring 2016. Based on the true events leading up to the D-Day landings. 'Only the Brave' is a moving new musical which delves into the lives of the men and women who made the most astonishing sacrifices in order to protect their country and provide a better future for those they loved.
'Only the Brave' has been created by writer Rachel Wagstaff (Birdsong) composer Matthew Brind and director Steve Marmion (Artistic Director of London’s Soho Theatre), and premiered at the Donald Gordon Theatre.
Moyo recently appeared in the brand new British musical, 'Flowers for Mrs Harris' which had it's first world premiere at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre last Spring 2016 directed by it's Artistic Director, Daniel Evans.
'Flowers for Mrs Harris' is a new musical by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff, based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Listen to Moyo discussing the recent casting of black actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermoine Grainger in the new Harry Potter stage play, 'The Cursed Child' on the Kay Adams Programme. She also discusses her experiences working as a black actress in the UK.
Listen to the interview below:
Brian Beacom, the Senior Features Editor at The Herald interviews Moyo about her experience working as a black actress in the UK and about landing a role in 'Macbeth' at The Shakespeare's Globe.
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