Israel Ekanem is an award winning storyteller. Introduced to the art of storytelling by his grandmother, Lydia and he fell in love with it. Storytelling has been his passion for years. The stories he initially shared would be spoken or written but he always felt the camera would give the stories more life.

He got a camcorder as a birthday gift and he has been shooting and sharing stories ever since.

His films include the award-winning films We Watched The Clouds Form Shapes, Drown The Lovers, Dearg and Tale of the Man Who Whispered To Flowers.

He believes that a story, properly told can change the world, one person at a time.

 

He hopes to keep telling stories for as long as he lives.
– IMDb Mini Biography

Awards

Best Shorts Competition

Award of Merit Film Short
Drown the Lovers (2018)

Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

2018 Winner
CICFF Award Best Director
Tale of a Man Who Whispered to Flowers (2018)
Short Films
Tale of a Man Who Whispered to Flowers (2018)

Five Continents International Film Festival

2018 Winner
Short Film Award Best Sci-Fi Short Film
Drown the Lovers (2018)
Shared with:
Monica G. Bell

Independent Shorts Awards

2018 Winner
Gold Award Best Sci-Fi Short
Drown the Lovers (2018)
Shared with:
Monica G. Bell
Winner
Bronze Award Best Director
Drown the Lovers (2018)

IndieFEST Film Awards

Award of Merit Film Short
Dearg (2018)