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London-based production company Fat Lemon has signed two up-and-coming talents in the shape of Shimmy Ahmed [above left] and Shola Amoo [above right].

Amoo is from Nigerian descent and his work often tackles issues of race and identity. He is a graduate of the National Film and Television School where he made his award-winning graduation film Touch. His debut feature A Moving Image, a part-fictionalised account of the current gentrification of Brixton, premiered at the LA Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, and was released theatrically in the UK in 2017 through Verve Pictures. 

Amoo 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.

Amoo's latest feature is a drama called The Last Tree, which premiered at Sundance 2019 in The World Cinema Dramatic competition. The Film was supported by the BFI and Great Point Media.

Shimmy Ahmed is a filmmaker whose projects straddle the worlds of comedy and fashion, with recent work for Sloggi and Spoke showing off her ability to extract colourful and witty performances from actors whilst playing with art direction and nuanced styling.

She is a seasoned visionary of fashion on screen, and a gifted interpreter of mood, style, and philosophy. Clients include Vogue, Dazed & Confsued, Topshop, and New Look to name a few. Ahmed's narrative work includes the short film Wait, written and directed by Ahmed, which was included in the official Raindance film festival line-up in the 'Lost Sensations' category.

Ahmed was born in Berkshire and resides in London and is currently writing her first feature film which explores her British-Asian heritage which is based on testimonials gathered from relatives who experienced the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. 

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