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"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, where she made her first films. 

Her debut feature BLISS! a rites-of-passage adventure starring Freya Parks, had its World Premiere at 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 Chaired BAFTA's 2022, 2023 & 2024 British Short Film Award juries. Since 2018 she has been promoting female excellence in film direction through her short film festival: 225 Film Club.

She has directed 2 theatre productions.

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