EXCLUSIVE: Here’s first footage of UK feature The Last Tree, which will play day one at Sundance in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Writer-director Shola Amoo’s (A Moving Image) BFI-backed sophomore film follows Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mom. 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.

Cast includes emerging UK actor Sam Adewunmi in the lead role, Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella), Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tai Golding and Denise Black. Producers are Lee Thomas (Crush) and Myf Hopkins (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy).

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