Director: Adura Onashile
Writer: Adura Onashile
Producers: Rosie Crerar, Ciara Barry
Cast: Déborah Lukumuena, Danny Sapani, Leshantey Bonsu and Lana Turner
Funding: GIRL accessed £500,000 from Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production Fund to support this feature debut from emerging Scotland-based production company barry crerar and writer/producer Adura Onashile.
In this coming of age drama, 11 year old Ama and her mother, Grace, take solace in the gentle but isolated world they obsessively create. But Ama’s growing up threatens the boundaries of their tenderness, and forces Grace to reckon with a past that she struggles to forget.
GIRL is Glasgow based Screen Star of Tomorrow Adura Onashile’s feature debut, following her Scottish BAFTA nominated short film EXPENSIVE SHIT, produced by barry crerar in 2020. Adura Onashile wrote and directed GHOSTS for the National Theatre of Scotland in 2021, and stage play ‘Expensive S**t’ which won a Fringe First award in 2016.
BFI Vision Awardees barry crerar have developed GIRL with Adura since 2017. This will be their feature debut as lead producers, following co-productions NOBODY HAS TO KNOW (2021) (director Bouli Lanners) and RUN (2019) (director Scott Graham.)