Shola is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, his graduate film Touch won Shooting People’s Film of The Month competition, chosen by Oscar nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto. Touch also toured the UK as part of The BFI’s Sci-Fi season.
Shola’s debut Feature is a multimedia Film called A Moving Image. It had its World Premiere at The LA Film Festival 2016 in competition for the World Fiction prize and received The Special Recognition Award at The Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. It had its European Premiere at The BFI London Film Festival 2016.
Shola was commissioned by The British Council to direct a reinterpretation of Othello written by visual artist Phoebe Boswell as part of “Shakespeare Lives”.
He is currently developing more features projects, including a drama called The Last Tree, which was initially developed on the Ifeatures scheme (BBC Films, Creative England, The BFI) and a Sci-fi script called Dome, developed on the British Council’s Script Junction program, with The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Nigeria.
Writer & Director
Dear Mr Shakespeare questions Shakespeare on the inherent racial tensions within his writing of Othello in the 1600s, and how these tensions continue to resonate today.