The Last Tree: Filmmaker Roundtable
Join a discussion with writer and director Shola Amoo

Date: 18 Sep 2019
Time: 16:30
Location: Showroom Cinema
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX
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The Last Tree is the new BFI-supported feature from writer/director Shola Amoo: a deeply honest exploration of masculinity, identity and Britishness that follows a young man as he is uprooted from a loving foster home in rural Lincolnshire and transplanted to a new, unfamiliar life with his birth mother in inner-city London. Ahead of its general release on 27 September, the film is going on tour, bringing special director Q&A events to cinemas across the country including HOME (5 Sept), Tyneside Cinema (9 Sept) and Showroom Cinema (18 Sept).

We're excited to be hosting a Filmmaker Roundtable ahead of The Last Tree's Sheffield screening where local creatives will have the chance to sit down with Shola to discuss his work, ask questions and get advice.

Book your place

Places at the Filmmaker Roundtable are free and available to creatives working in the North of England.

To book your spot, email our BFI NETWORK team with your name, role and why you’d like to attend using the subject line "The Last Tree" by 5:00pm Monday 16 September. 



  • Wednesday 18 September
  • 4:30-5:30pm
  • Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

About Shola Amoo

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. Written by visual artist Phoebe Boswell as part of the Shakespeare Lives celebration and released on The Guardian’s website, Dear Mr. Shakespeare was selected in competition for the Sundance Film Festival 2017.

The Last Tree is released on 27 September by Picturehouse Entertainment.

If you have any questions about the event, you can reach our team via email at or on the phone at 0114 221 0227.