FILM & TV DIRECTOR
"A rising talent " Mark Kermode
Born in North London, England to Ghanaian parents Rita first found herself on a set at the Montessori style state school she attended in East London, her home for 20 years. She initially trained as a painter and graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a Joint Honours BA in Visual Arts, here she made her first films. Her work explores the complexity of family, in all its forms,
and the dreams of women.
Her debut feature, the rites-of-passage adventure BLISS! starring Freya Parks, had its World Premiere at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival. She directed 2nd Unit on the closing 2 episodes of SISTER/HBO/Sky series, THE BABY.
Rita is developing long form work for Film and TV. Short film directing credits include
Screen South part funded THE CURRY CLUB
starring Cleo Sylvestre MBE, Ruth Sheen, Claire-Louise Cordwell
and Olivier Award Winner Kenneth Cranham CBE, and the upcoming AURORA, where:
"A peri-menopausal vampire is on a quest to kill a habit that won't die".
Rita has directed 2 theatre productions. She is the Chair of BAFTA's British Short Film Award jury (2022-2024) and creator/curator of 225 Film Club.