(They/Them) Cherish Oteka is a documentary filmmaker who most recently won a BAFTA for Best Short Film in the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards. Cherish is passionate about telling universal stories through the lens of often erased communities.
Cherish has worked with a range of well-known brands and broadcasters including BBC One, London Live, SBTV, Tate, Stonewall, BBC Digital and, most recently, The Guardian.
Also selected on well-respected talent schemes including Edinburgh Television Festival's One's to Watch, Sheffield Documentary Festival's Doc Next and The Grierson Trust's Doc Lab.
In 2016, Cherish won UKTV's Rising Star Award. The following year they also won Best Documentary at the Movie Screen and Video Awards