Source: Shola Amoo

Sam Adewunmi in ‘The Last Tree’

Filming has wrapped on The Last Tree, the second feature of writer-director Shola Amoo (A Moving Image).

Screen can unveil a first look at the project, which stars predominately young, black British actors including Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Tai Golding. Denise Black, Nicholas Pinnock round off the principal cast.

The film follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.

It was developed by Lee Thomas (Crush), who is producing through his banner Prodigal with Myf Hopkins (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy). The BFI developed the project and is also funding production.

Great Point is handling world sales, and will be introducing the project to buyers at the upcoming AFM.