LEAP explores the unfiltered realities of betting on yourself in the 21st Century.

LEAP is told through the lens of Black British filmmakers, Adessy & Stephanie who took a leap of faith and headed to Los Angeles asking the question "Can one trip change your life?". We follow their adventure alongside the stories of industry trailblazers, Avelino, Joivan Wade, and Hamzaa.

Date and time
Tue, 30 Jan 2024 18:00 - 20:30 GMT

Genesis Cinema
93-95 Mile End Road London E1 4UJ
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Meet the creatives behind the documentary

Film maker

Adesola Akerele

Adessy is a comedy-drama writer and presenter. She’s received script commissions from the BBC and has projects in development with various production companies across London. She is also the creator and co-host of That Would Bang - a film and TV podcast that combines reviews with fan fiction. It’s been featured by Stylist Magazine, INews, Apple Podcasts and many more.
film maker

Stephanie Okereafor

Stephanie is a director/writer working across the narrative, documentary and music space. Her last documentary ‘Terms &Conditions: Try & Stop Me’ was commissioned by Youtube Originals and aired on Link Up TV, in the aims to address and challenge the representation of women within the rap scene. Stephanie also works as and Treatment Designer and creative researcher, having worked with various production companies including Academy Films, Mastermind Media, Untold Studios and Bullion Productions.

"It’s a wonderful film which carefully articulates the perils and pleasures of creativity. And what happens when you finally dislodge fear and take that leap of faith. There’s so much to take away."

Yolanthe Fawehinmi


"I absolutely loved that film, and I would love for it to reach anybody who has doubts about themselves"

Lubna Arielle

Facilitator & Executive Coach

"Such a beautiful film about stepping out of your comfort zone, pursuing fear with curiosity, and being intentional about outcomes"

Isaiah Wellington Lynn

Creative & Strategic Advisor

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