Co-founders Ewurakua and Ewuradjoa Dawson-Amoah present The Melacast Network — Breaking the LensDate:
Saturday, October 29, 2022Time:
1:00PM - 2:00PM ESTLocation:
The Institute of Contemporary Art— ICA/ Boston Seaport Studios100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor
The Melacast Network is a platform built to connect BIPOC actors, directors, and crew with the opportunities, talent, and resources needed to tell culturally rich & diverse stories in film.
Join cofounders Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah (pictured) and Ewuradjoa Dawson-Amoah for an introduction to the origins of the Melacast Network, who they're helping and where they plan to go.www.themelacast.comEwurakua Dawson-Amoah, Co-founder of The Melacast Network
Canada born, US raised, Ewurakua grew up in a tiny town in New Jersey.
During her childhood, she immersed herself in storytelling and various music genres. Eager to be a “borderless storyteller”, her interests span from comedy to horror, and she plans to create work in various genres and mediums.
Ewurakua’s work has been recognized in numerous film competitions, including Fusion Film Festival
, Raindance Festival
, Cinequest, Toronto Black Film Festival
, and received 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, with the film available to watch on Rotten Tomatoes, MovieClips Indie Channel, Peacock, and the NBC App.
She’s worked with notable figures like Serena Williams, Queen Latifa, Janelle Monae, and Tabitha Brown and collaborated with USTA, Cricket Wireless, AT&T and MTV. In 2020 she launched The Melacast Network
, a platform focused on connecting BIPOC actors, directors, and crew.
Ewurakua is currently working as a commercial director in NYC. She loves to travel, train in Shito Ryu karate, and make music.