Rita Osei

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Breakthrough Brit 


BLISS! (2016) 

Sugar & Water Films/Bliss Films

Feature Film debut

Rites-of-Passage Adventure, set between South Shields U.K. and Norway 

Early development funding: Northern Film & Media

Premiere: 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best of British Strand, 2016

Nominated: Europa Junior Award, Seville European Film Festival, 2016. Screened at The Great Northern Creative Expo 2018.

Available in the U.K. on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Sky, You Tube.



“From Stage to Screen to Blues Queen” 

The captivating career of Cleopatra Sylvestre. The 1st black actress to perform in a leading role at the National Theatre. In 1964 Sylvestre famously bunked off school to sing lead 

vocals on a record for Andrew Loog Oldham. (Phil Spector’s “To Know Him Is To Love Him”). With backing vocals and instrumentation by The Rolling Stones. In 2018 Sylvestre/HONEY B MAMA is causing a stir on the London Blues scene.

Feature Documentary (In Development)

Sugar & Water Films



Adventure. Feature Film & Episodic Series (In Development) Sugar & Water Films Ltd

"The last war led by an African Queen”. The epic story of Nana Yaa Asantewaa’s battle to protect the legacy of the Asante Kingdom in Ghana, during the early 1900’s. 



Feature Film (In Development)

Sugar & Water Films Ltd

Romantic Comedy

“When a cocksure psychic can’t see into the future. She must reunite with her deceased mom, or risk loosing her A-list clients to a zealous intern.”



Sugar & Water Films Ltd

Short Film

Starring Cleo Sylvestre, Ruth Sheen and Olivier Award Winner Kenneth Cranham


Premiere: Hollywood Black Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2008