Thomas Ikimi ’04 recently won the Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Cinematic Direction for his latest film, Legacy. Ikimi, who majored in literature-writing, wrote and directed Legacy, which was nominated for Best U.K. Feature at the Raindance Film Festival. Legacy tells the story of a Black Ops agent who returns home to Brooklyn after a botched mission in Eastern Europe.
Born in Westminster, London, he attended primary school in Nigeria and secondary school in England before enrolling at Columbia to complete his bachelor’s degree. His student film Limbo (2005) was one of twelve films chosen as an Official Selection at the Taormina International Film Festival in Sicily, Italy. He currently lives in London, where he writes and develops screenplays.