Magazine article Screen International

Toby Fell-Holden, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

Magazine article Screen International

Toby Fell-Holden, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

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His graduation film Little Shadow, which he wrote and directed, starred Chloe Levine and Deema Aitken and was long-listed for a Bafta.

During his time in the US, he decided to focus on telling his own, personal stories.

Fell-Holden is of mixed heritage, with an Indian mother and a British father, and he relates that growing up on a south London council estate in the 1980s has had a profound impact on his creative impulses.

"Race, class, those veins are very present in my own experience," he says.

Those feelings led him to write short Balcony, produced by Tom Kimberley and Ali Mansuri, which focuses on a young girl who makes friends with an immigrant amid the backdrop of racial tensions in a London neighbourhood.

The film, which had funding from Film London, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2015 and went on to receive a BIFA nomination. …

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