Theatre, Film and TV  |  Jan 15, 2020

Shola Amoo Wins Writers' Guild Award

Shola Amoo has been awarded Best Screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards for his critically acclaimed feature The Last Tree. The award was presented by Rowan Joffe.

Starring BIFA Most Promising Newcomer winner, Sam Adewunmi as Femi, the cast also includes Tai Golding, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Nicholas Pinnock, Denise Black and BIFA Best Supporting Actress winner, Ruthxjiah Bellenea. 

Growing up with his foster mother amongst the rolling fields of rural Lincolnshire, Femi’s young life seems as idyllic as the landscape. But when he returns to London to live with his birth mother he begins to struggle with the culture and values of his new environment. As the years pass, he must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take and what it means to be a young black man in London during the early 00s.

The film was released in UK cinemas in 2019 and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on 27 January 2020.