BFI, Poisson Rouge to back ‘Gone Too Far’

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LONDON — The British Film Institute and Poisson Rouge Pictures are joining forces to finance “Gone Too Far,” the feature adaptation of Bola Agbaje’s Olivier Award-winning play.
The film marks the feature debut of helmer Destiny Ekaragha, who has previously worked in television and shorts.

The project is one of the first announced to receive production funding from the BFI Film Fund since the launch of the BFI’s five-year plan “Film Forever: Supporting U.K. Film” on Oct. 3.

The plan talks extensively about the importance of supporting new voices and aspirant and emerging filmmakers, as part of its focus and “Gone Too Far” is a clear example of that approach.

“Getting people to the starting line is a big responsibility for us,” Ben Roberts, director BFI Film Fund, recently told Variety in an interview to appear in the upcoming issue of weekly Variety. “It’s about the quality of the filmmaking, but I would say there’s a massive commitment from this team to first-time filmmakers. “

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