Joseph A. Adesunloye, LFA Alumni, BFI ‘3 You Must See: LFF Black History'

05 November 2021

Our incredible LFA alumni, Joseph A. Adesunloye, has had his debut feature ‘White Colour Black’ recommended by the British Film Institute as part of their ‘3 You Must See: LFF Black History' series! 

The film was originally selected as part of the BFI London Film Festival in 2016, and received high praise and critical acclaim, being featured in The Guardian and The Times, and reviewed by The British Blacklist as, “a journey of self-discovery with stirring cinematography and a rich, purposeful narrative.” 

‘White Colour Black’ tells the story of Leke (Dudley O’Shaughnessy), a London-based photographer who is called away from his glamorous lifestyle to his ‘home’ in Senegal, when his estranged father suddenly dies. The film deals with the concepts of home, belonging and cultural identity, as Leke is forced to confront the differences between the two worlds of London and Senegal.  

Joseph graduated from the 1-year Filmmaking Diploma at LFA in 2007, and has gone on to make impressive waves in the industry since. In 2016, he was nominated for the BFI IWC Schaffhausen Filmmakers Bursary Award, and he was longlisted for ‘Best Debut Screenwriter’ at the British Independent Film Awards in 2017 for ‘White Colour Black’. His second feature, ‘FACES’, was nominated for ‘Best International Feature’ at the Durban International Film Festival in 2018. He set up his own production company, DreamCoat Productions, in 2008. 

We're continually amazed and inspired by Joseph's success, and we can't wait to see what he does next! 'White Colour Black' is available to stream now on Amazon Prime and BFI Player.