Shola’s debut feature was a multimedia Film called A Moving Image. It had its World Premiere in competition at The LA Film Festival 2016 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 and was released theatrically in the UK in 2017 through Verve Pictures.
Shola was commissioned by The British Council to direct a reinterpretation of Othello, called Dear Mr. Shakespeare. It was written by visual artist Phoebe Boswell as part of “Shakespeare Lives” and was released on The Guardian’s website. Dear Mr. Shakespeare was selected in competition for The Sundance Film Festival 2017.
Shola’s latest feature is a drama called The Last Tree which Premiered at Sundance 2019 in The World Cinema Dramatic competition. The Film was supported by the BFI and Great Point Media and will be released theatrically in the UK through Picturehouse Entertainment on the 27th September.