BY ESE DIBEBI
British-Nigerian actor Anthony Oseyemi and award-winning director Sunny King have signed for representation with global agency Restless Talent Management.
Anthony Oseyemi started his career on stage in the UK as part of Lewisham Youth Theatre before turning professional with performances at the Riverside, Oval Theatre, Tricycle and The Albany, in plays such as James Baldwin’s’ The Amen Corner, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Measure for Measure.
On screen, Oseyemi has already built a solid international career, starring in television shows such as Jacob’s Cross (M-NET), Room 9 (SABC1), Traffick (E TV), Isindigo (SABC3), The Runway (Sky Television), Strike Back (HBO) and many more.
Sunny King is an award-winning director-producer of short films and commercials and a runner-up on ‘Project Talent UK 2007′. In 2009, his first short film Sign was selected for the Woodgreen International Film Festival, and in 2011 he won the GMA award for Best International Music Video.
More recently, King’s short film Unspoken, one of the top 10 finalists in the Afrinolly Short Film Competition, was screened at numerous film festivals including BUFF, Africa in the Pictures, Film Africa London, Cinema Africa in Sweden and the 6th International WAMMFEST Women and Minorities in Media (USA). The film won Best LGBT Film at the 2013 London independent Film Festival and Best Short Movie at the 2013 Nollywood Movie Awards.
King’s latest short film Prey has just been completed and will be launched later this year at major festivals. A feature-length version of the film, which will be King’s first feature project, is under development and will be produced by Restless Global.
Anthony Oseyemi and Sunny King are represented by Inya Lawal of Restless Talent Management. “Sunny and Anthony are both very talented,” said Lawal. “We are delighted to welcome them to the Restless family and we look forward to many achievements.”
Oseyemi and King are joining the Restless Talent Management roaster which also includes actors Nse Ikpe-Etim, OC Ukeje, Nana Mensah, Kehinde Bankole and Diana Yekinni, directors Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Tosh Gitonga, Kivu Ruhorahoza, Caroline Kamya, CJ ‘Fiery’ Obasi and screenwriters Kemi Adesoye and Tunde Aladese.