GIRL is the story of 11 year old Ama and her mother Grace. Caught between the tensions of a community that is hostile to newcomers, they take solace in the isolated world of their relationship, but Ama is changing and longs for the world outside. A friendship with a classmate Fiona shakes the intimate world of Ama and Grace, but also the community around them. As the tensions of the outside world come to a boiling point, the boundaries of their tenderness threatens to unravel their isolation, and a kiss between Ama and her mother becomes the catalyst that allows them both to start really living.

GIRL has been selected for iFeatures, the low budget feature film development initiative funded by Creative England, BFI, BBC Films and Creative Skillset. The project has also been developed with Scottish Film Talent Network and their Write4Film programme.

Adura Onashile is an emerging playwright and winner of a Fringe First 2016 for her play EXPENSIVE SHIT, currently being adapted into a short film with barry crerar. Adura was selected for NETWORK@LFF, BFI NETWORK’s professional development programme at the BFI London Film Festival 2017.

Chika Anadu is an award-winning director born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her first feature, B FOR BOY, had its World Premiere in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 2013), receiving a Jury commendation. The film had its North American Premiere at the AFI Film Festival (Nov 2013), where it won the Audience Award in the Breakthrough section and also won the Special Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival (2014).