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 and is being released theatrically in the UK from the 28th April 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 is currently developing more feature projects, including a drama called The Last Tree with The BFI.