Amma Asante

Production Company: Pulse Films
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Amma Asante is the celebrated director and writer behind the critically acclaimed films A United Kingdom starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, Belle with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Felton and Mathew Goode and the forthcoming adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s The Billion Dollar Spy. Asante recently wrapped production on her latest feature, Where Hands Touch, starring Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg and Christopher Eccleston; a rites of passage story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

As a director/writer Asante has been honoured throughout her career with prestigious awards for her craft; Among other notable accolades these include the inaugural London Film Festival Dunhill UK Film Talent Award, The Times Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award and BAFTA’s Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Writer, Director or Producer in a Debut Feature Film.

Asante was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2017.