Ewurakua's directorial voice echoes the rich tapestry of the cultures she embodies.
Hailing from a humble small town in Jersey, Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah brings a fresh and vibrant perspective to storytelling, shaped by her upbringing as the daughter of immigrant parents from Ghana and St. Lucia.
Fueled by a deep passion for experimental filmmaking, her directorial voice echoes the rich tapestry of the cultures she embodies, injecting her work with influences and captivating narratives that resonate, move and inspire. With an unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and challenging traditional norms, she brings an innovative approach to each project that she undertakes, eager to be a borderless storyteller. Her work has been recognized in numerous film competitions, including Fusion Film Festival, Raindance Festival, Cinequest, Toronto Black Film Festival, NFFTY, and the Tony Hawkins Award for Excellence in Sound Design.
In August of 2020, her short film “To the Girl That Looks Like Me” was named a finalist in the Alternative/Experimental category of the 2020 Student Academy Awards. Ewurakua’s “To the Girl That Looks Like Me” is part of the Scene in Color Film Series, presented by Target, which shines a light on incredible filmmaking talent. As part of the series, three emerging filmmakers will receive mentorship from producer Will Packer, and their films are available to watch on Rotten Tomatoes, MovieClips Indie Channel, Peacock, and the NBC App. In demand for her work with real people and celebrities alike, Ewurakua is exceptionally gifted at finding the truth in a scene and eliciting authentic performances. Having already worked with Janelle Monae, Megan Thee Stallion, Serena Wiliams, Chrissy Teigen and Queen Latifa amongst others, Ewurakua’s distinct ability to genuinely connect with people translates to films that leave a lasting impression on viewers.
When she's not making spots, you'll find her listening to music from heavy metal to afro beats, singing, embracing her inner actress, practicing karate, or binging horror movies.