Film: No Shade (BUFF 2018)

14-16 June

When looking for love in the right place goes wrong

Told through the prism of colourism, love and misogynoir (blending racism with misogyny), No Shade tackles the deep seated issues of black love in the U.K.

Jade, a successful freelance photographer, is hopelessly in love with her best friend of 10 years, bar manager Danny. She discovers through several challenging encounters both personally and professionally that the one thing keeping them from living happily ever after is her inherent beauty. Her complexion and skin tone. Her shade.

Starring: Judith Jacobs (The Real McCoy), Jade Asha (The Intent), Sharea Samuels (Bullet Boy), Shone Romulus (Top Boy), DJ Lonyo and more. Q&A with Cast and Director, Clare Anyiam-Osigwe.