Monday, September 10, 2012
RISING STAR: EBBE BASSEY
Ebbe Bassey was born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Calabar, Nigeria. She is an actress, writer, producer who believes that art should entertain and educate. She studied the Meisner technique of Method acting at the William Esper Studio under the tutelage of Ms Maggie Flanigan.
In 2007, under the umbrella of her production company, 10 Wembly Productions, Ebbe produced her first short film "Siri Oko Fo"(Mending Fences) in which she starred, co -wrote and executive produced. The film made its debut at the 2008Cannes Film Festival and has been accepted at other prestigious film festivals such as the Hollywood Black Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Urban World, Newfilmmakers, London's Raidance, Show Off Your Short film festivals.
Ebbe has had the great fortune to work as an actor on such shows as NYPD Blues as well as Law & Order. She has also been seen in other short films such as "A Spoonful of Sugar" which won Best Student Film at the Hollywood Black Film Festival in 2003, African Booty Scrarcher, Drawn, The End of Winter and presently, she is rehearsing for "Say Grace Before Drowning".
She is also working on her second short film under her production company, "Saving My Father".