Award-winning filmmaker Misan Sagay recently won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture for Fox Searchlight’s critical box office hit Belle. Also nominated for a Humanitas Prize, Sagay’s screenplay was inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a British admiral who was raised by her aristocratic aunt and uncle. Currently she is writing Guerrilla for Sky Atlantic with John Ridley starring Idris Elba and Frieda Pinto; Battersea Rise for the BBC and Imprinted, for ITV Studios. Credits include The Secret Laughter of Women which opened at the London Film Festival, starring Colin Firth and Nia Long; and the award-winning ABC movie Their Eyes Were Watching God starring Halle Berry and produced by Oprah Winfrey.
Misan holds a First Class Honours degree from St Andrews University and completed her clinical studies at Imperial College.