The Last Tree

The Last Tree

60th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Femi, an eleven-year-old boy of Nigerian origin, moves from the English countryside to inner London. At first, his life seems to have taken a positive turn; he’s going to live with his birth mother and, at his new school, won’t be the odd one out. Being forced to leave the bubble of his happy childhood, Femi finds himself feeling more isolated than ever. A coming-of-age story, tender yet harsh, depicting a teenage boy struggling to embrace his heritage and find his own path in a hostile environment.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Shola Amoo
Script: Shola Amoo
Cinematography: Stil Williams
Editing: Mdhamiri A Nkemi
Sound: Alex Ashcroft, Richard Kondal
Music: Segun Akinola
Actors: Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Denise Black, Tai Golding, Nicholas Pinnock
Production: Prodigal Film & TV
Producers: Lee Thomas, Myf Hopkins
Co-production: BFI, Privateer Pictures
Art Direction: Lissa Lamona
Costumes: Holly Smart
Executive producer: Lizzie Francke, Jim Reeve, Robert Halmi
Make Up: Chloe Edwards
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: UK
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 99΄
Contact: Great Point Media,

Shola Amoo

Shola’s debut feature A Moving Image received the Special Recognition Award at Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. Dear Mr. Shakespeare, a reinterpretation of Othello commissioned by the British Council, was released on The Guardian’s website and was selected in competition for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Shola’s latest feature The Last Tree premiered at this year’s Sundance and gained theatrical release in the UK.


2013 Touch (short)
2016 A Moving Image
2016 Dear Mr Shakespeare: Shakespeare Lives (short)
2019 The Last Tree