The Uncertain Kingdom

Lanre Malaolu

Lanre Malaolu, director


Lanre Malaolu

director and choreographer


Lanre is a director and choreographer interested in developing timely, socially engaged work using a unique fusion of hip-hop dance, physical theatre and dialogue. He was commissioned by the BFI Doc Society to make his hybrid dance-documentary film The Circle, which will have its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest this year. His first film Figure won multiple awards and screened at festivals around the world including the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival. He was the choreographer and movement artist on the British Council film Dear Mr. Shakespeare, which premiered at Sundance 2017.



Alistair Payne-James


Alistair produced Landline which won Best Documentary Short at the Griersons 2018 and co-produced Kingdom of Us which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at LFF 2017. As line-producer, his credits include the edit and post of American Honey, which won the Jury Prize at Cannes 2016, and Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes which screened at TIFF 2015. Other credits include Hands Up, Chin Down (Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018), Dear Araucaria (Audience award winner at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015) and Minimus (BFI LFF 2013). He has also produced short form content for the last 10 years.