Lioness Rising

Lioness Rising

Director, producer and screenwriter in Brooklyn, New York

About Lioness

Ekwa has directed for some of the biggest TV shows in East Africa including The Agency (MNET) a 13-part TV series which she created, show-ran, and directed; the hit show Block-D (KBC), and most recently co-created critically acclaimed Higher Learning (NTV) along with several short films. She’s written for TV and film, and produced several shorts. Weakness, a short film she recently produced, has screened worldwide, including New York, Durban and Brazil and was nominated for a 2010 Kalasha Award and a 2011 African Movie Academy Award. Most recently she wrote, directed and produced Taharuki (Suspense), a fictional short film addressing child trafficking, set against the backdrop of the devastating post-election violence which took place in Kenya in 2007/2008. The sequel film Sweet Justice is currently in development through the Babylon International 2011 program and will be shot on location in Nairobi, Kenya.

Name: Lioness Rising

Lives in: Brooklyn, New York

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter


  • NYU - Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Film and Television (New York, NY)

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