#BlackStarDelight – Amma Asante: ‘I’m here to disrupt expectations’

Amma Asante is drinking tea – “If you have PG Tips, all the better,” she calls to the retreating waiter – in the plush quietness and gleaming surfaces of London’s Cafe Royal. Despite traffic jams and torrential rain, she is impeccably calm, certainly calmer than many film-makers would be had their latest production been selected […]

#BlackStarDelight – Fox Searchlight Takes Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in the film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American rights to Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. The film, with a script by Guy Hibbert, is based on the true story of the forbidden love of […]

#BlackStarDelight: Photos: Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’ premieres in Botswana

‘A United Kingdom‘ directed by Ghanaian-British Filmmaker Amma Asante premiered last night in Botswana. It comes on the back of the movie’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) days ago. In attendance were Terry Pheto, Abena Ayivor, Britain’s Prince Andrew and Sir Ketumile Masire (second president of Botswana), and a number of other dignitaries. ‘A United […]

#BlackStarDelight: Amma Asante on ‘A United Kingdom’ and her father’s stories

Amma Asante’s previous directing credits include “Belle” and “A Way of Life.” Both films premiered at TIFF. Asante has been named by Variety as one of the Top Ten Directors to Watch, and received the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Writer/Director in a Debut Film for “A Way of Life.” She […]

Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom for Toronto Film Festival

Ghanaian filmmaker Amma Asante is among 400 film makers looking to shine at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The BAFTA award-winner is among thirty directors representing the UK at the prestigious event. A United Kingdom is based on the true story of Botswana’s first president, Seretse Khama, who fell in love with a London office worker, […]

#BlackStarDelight: Watch trailer of Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’

Producers of A United Kingdom, directed by Ghanaian-British Writer/Director Amma Asante have released the trailer of the movie. ‘A United Kingdom’ is based on the true story of Botswana’s first president, Seretse Khama, who fell in love with a London office worker, Ruth Williams, who became the First Lady of Botswana. The star studded cast […]

#BlackStarDelight – Amma Asante’s new film ‘Where Hands Touch’ stars Amandla Stenberg

Sales agent Protagonist Pictures has boarded “Where Hands Touch,” the latest movie project from director Amma Asante, who won a BAFTA for most promising newcomer for “A Way of Life,” impressed with her second film “Belle,” and has just finished editing “A United Kingdom,” which stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. Actress, musician and activist Amandla […]

Amma Asante’s ‘Belle’ wins @ Screen Nation Awards

Belle, directed by award winning Ghanaian/British director, Amma Asante, last night won the award for Best British Period Drama at the Screen Nation Awards. It came weeks after she won the award for ‘Outstanding Independent Motion Picture’ at the 64th NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards held on Friday, February 6, 2015. […]

Amma Asante’s ‘Belle’ movie premieres in Accra tomorrow

The Critically acclaimed movie, ‘Belle’, directed by BAFTA Award winning Ghanaian/British director, Amma Asante, will premiere on Friday July 11, 2014 at the SilverBird Cinema, Accra Mall. It has already premiered in other parts of the world including the United States of America and England. The lead role of Belle is played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, […]