Shola Amoo

Shola Amoo’s debut feature was a multimedia film called A Moving Image, which received the Special Recognition Award at the Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia, had its European Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2016 and was released theatrically in the U.K. in 2017 through Verve Pictures. Shola’s second feature was the drama The Last Tree, which premiered at Sundance 2019 in the World Cinema Dramatic competition. The film was released theatrically in the U.K. through Picturehouse Entertainment and opens virtually via BAM from June 25. The Last Tree received the Best Screenplay Award from the Writers Guild of Great Britain and won two British Independent Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer for Sam Adewunmi and Best Supporting Actress for Ruthxjiah Bellenea. Shola’s latest project, a VR experience called Violence, recently premiered at Cannes XR.

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A Black British Condition

By Shola Amoo | June 25, 2020

A Black British Condition

Writer-director Shola Amoo on racial identity and his hugely acclaimed new feature, The Last Tree.