We Love Moses

  • We Love Moses
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Short
Running time : 15 (in minutes)

Twelve-year-old Ella has a crush on her brother's best friend Moses, but uncovers a secret that changes the game for everyone involved. We Love Moses is an electrifying portrayal of how navigating the complexities of sex and power in girlhood is so inexplicable to parents and often requires taking matters into your own hands.

A film by Dionne EDWARDS

United Kingdom, 2016, Fiction, 15 minutes, colour, English, 14A

starring Danaë Jean-Marie, Raphel Famotibe, Jerome Holder, Paige Cowan Hall, Kerri McLean, Claire Redcliffe

Tags: Identity, Life Experiences, Women In Film, BRITISH + IRISH, LGBTQ, Coming of Age, Female Director, Drama

Executive Producers
Sami Larabi Jon Max Spatz

Georgia Goggin

Dionne Edwards

Dionne Edwards

Original Score

Ruben Woodin-Dechamps

Anna Dick

Production Designer
Phoebe Platman

Nigel Albermaniche

Danaë Jean-Marie, Raphel Famotibe, Jerome Holder, Paige Cowan Hall, Kerri McLean, Claire Redcliffe

Production Company
Teng Teng Films

Teng Teng Films

We Love Moses was funded by Film London, Signature Pictures and Sugar Films Lab.


BFI London Film Festival, October 2016 WORLD PREMIERE

BFI Black Star at Bristol Watershed, October 2016

BFI Black Star at Genesis London, November 2016

Underwire Film Festival, London, November 2016 WINNER: BEST EDITOR

London Short Film Festival, January 2017

SOUL Connect, London, March 2017

Undrlndn, London, March 2017

BORN N BRED, Playback Festival in association with Random Acts, London, March 2017

Chronic Youth Film Festival, London, March 2017

BFI Flare, London, March 2017

Moonlight + We Love Moses, London, April 2017

Kill Your Television, London, April 2017

Crossing the Screen on tour, Eastbourne, April 2017

Black British Shorts: Curated Screening with sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, London, June 2017

American Black Film Festival, Miami, June 2017 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. NOMINEE: HBO SHORT FILM AWARD.

East End Film Festival, London, June 2017

Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, June 2017 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Lovers Film Festival, Turin, June 2017

San Francisco Black Film Festival, San Francisco, June 2017. WINNER: BEST FOREIGN SHORT

Mediterranean Film Festival, Syracuse, July 2017

British Urban Film Festival, London, September 2017

The Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival, Port of Spain, September 2017

Toronto International Film Festival, September 2017. CANADIAN PREMIERE

Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, September 2017

This Is England British Short Film Festival, Rouen, November 2017

2017 | TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada | 7-17 sept 2017
* Selection - Short Cuts
* Canadian Premiere


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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