Wednesday, 25 November 2009
SWF: DESTINY EKARAGHA
David Pearson introduced this fascinating session with up-and-coming Destiny Ekaragha whose first short TIGHT JEANS was produced with Borough Funds. It attracted a lot of attention at the london Film Festival and led to THE PARK (funded by The Pulse scheme), which was screened at Cheltenham. The Park explored the way in which boys can be friends yet never really discuss their innermost feelings and indeed go to considerable lengths to hide them from each other.
Destiny spoke of her early years watching and making films and as a girl with brothers, observing the dynamics that informed The Park. She spoke movingly of her her idyllic childhood growing up in South London and of how her early experiences of outside play are informing the development of future projects. She is part of the Coming Up season on Channel 4. One to watch.