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The 2019 MovieMaker Sundance Survey: Eleven Sundance-Selected Films, and Their Mountain-Bound Makers

The 2019 MovieMaker Sundance Survey: Eleven Sundance-Selected Films, and Their Mountain-Bound Makers

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The Last Tree (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)

Who: Shola Amoo, director

Logline: A semi-autobiographical coming of age drama, exploring family, identity, and culture.

An audience watching my film probably won’t know that: we shot the Lincolnshire field scenes in the sea at low tide.

The greatest flash of inspiration or brilliance we had making this film was: doing a couple of scenes in single takes, including one particular five-minute sequence.

A darling I had to kill along the way was: an eight-minute uncut sequence that was eventually cut down to a five-minute uncut sequence.

When I heard we got into Sundance I: danced to my favorite rapper, Casisdead.

I would love to meet Jordan Peele in Park City.

Shola Amoo, director of The Last Tree. Photograph by Jack Taylor, courtesy of Sundance Institute

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    beetv hd

    January 30, 2019 at 4:39 am

    I am happy that I have also participated in that and to be one of the applicants.

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