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THE CIRCLE
 


THE CIRCLE is a bold and lyrical portrayal of two brothers, David and Sanchez, living on a Hackney council estate, in East London.

The film gives a compelling insight into their family and friendships, the stigmas they face daily, their mental health, and how they process their emotions - embodied through vivid movement sequences.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS:

SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST, (World premiere, 2019)
Film The House, Parliament film awards, BEST SHORT FILM WINNER, 2020
Leeds International Film Festival, BEST UK DANCE SHORT WINNER, 2019.
IDFA festival, (International premier), BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY (NOM).
Encounters film festival - BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY (NOM), 2019.


STREAMING NOW VIA THE GUARDIAN.


WATCH HERE.

THE CONVERSATION

Through a dynamic fusion of movement and dialogue, The Conversation explores the challenges black men and women experience when communicating their racial experience to white partners.

Commissioned by "The Uncertain Kingdom" with support from BFI.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS:

"BEST DANCE FILM"
Aesthetica Film Festival & San Fransico Film Festival, 2020

 

"BEST DIRECTOR"
SOUL FILM FESTIVAL, 2021


WATCH HERE.

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don't wait

A collaboration between Lanre and
Regé-Jean Page.

Conceived in the midst of the long, hard summer of 2020; Lanre’s visceral choreography meets Regé-Jean’s swooning love song and remixes it into an explosively physical, intensely personal journey.

Don’t Wait confronts the unchartered space between grief and acceptance, experienced through the unique, often unnoticed lens of broken-hearted young black men

 

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FIGURE

Figure, Lanre's first film, is about boys growing up without fathers. It explores how early detachment from a father figure affects emotional growth and engagement with the world.

Through a dynamic fusion of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, the film follows two young men as they search for answers both outside and inside themselves.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS:

Aesthetica Film Festival, 2018
Hackney Shorts BEST NARRATIVE DRAMA AWARD, 2018
New Renaissance Film Festival, BEST DANCE SHORT AWARD, 2018 Lights Dance Film Festival, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
(Toronto, Canada), 2018


WATCH HERE.

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dear mr. Shakespeare

A collaboration between director Shola Amoo, with Movement Direction and performance by Lanre.

Dear Mr Shakespeare is a reinterpretation and exploration of William Shakespeare's intentions when writing Othello. The film examines the play's racial themes in a historical and contemporary setting, while drawing wider parallels between immigration and blackness in the UK today.

Commissioned by British Council FIlm.


Sundance Film Festival, 2017.
BBC i-player, 2017.

WATCH HERE.

VIOLENCE

(VR fILM)

Shola and Lanre's second collaboration...

This Virtual Reality film (a first for both Lanre and Shola), re-contextualizes the notions of violence by examining it through the lens of state oppression against marginalized groups.


Tribeca Film Festival, 2020.
Cannes XR, 2020.

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