DESTINY EKARAGHA – WRITER AND DIRECTOR:
Destiny Ekaragha is the third child of six children. She was born and raised in London, England in 1982 to Nigerian parents who came to Britain in the 1970’s. Watching films has been one of Destiny’s favourite past times for most of her existence, the first film being A Nightmare on Elm Street when aged 5. Her relationship with the dark was never quite the same, however neither was her relationship with film. The idea of escaping to a world other than her own was very compelling.
Destiny has since spent most of her time immersed in all things film related whether it be script writing, directing or drooling over Johnny Depp. She studied film in college and university and got her first runner job on a film called Wimbledon.
After various runner jobs, including a stint at BBC Films, Destiny teamed up with producer Tamana Bleasdale to make her first short film TIGHT JEANS which she both wrote and directed. TIGHT JEANS was funded by the Southern Exposure branch of Film London. TIGHT JEANS went on to be officially selected by the 2008 Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival. It was also voted the best short film shown at the London Film Festival by The Observer newspaper.
Destiny still lives in South East London, a place that has greatly inspired her work. Herself and Tamana Bleasdale are currently developing several projects including three short films, several music videos and a feature film.