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George Amponsah

Director

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2015
Production (role):
The Hard Stop (Writer / Director)
Company:
GA Films
Project details:
BAFTA Nominee: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Unpeels the true story behind the UK riots of 2011 following the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot
and killed whilst being arrested in a ‘hard stop’ procedure by armed police. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history.
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Disapora Calling (Director)
Company:
Lady G Productions
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Fighting Spirit (Director)
Company:
Guardian Films
Project details:
A feature documentary which tells the story of three young boxers – two men and a woman – who fight their way out of an impoverished shantytown in Ghana to the boxing arenas of Britain and America for the biggest prizes in the business.
Date: 2004
Production (role):
The Importance of Being Elegant
Company:
October Films / BBC
Project details:
About a bizarre cult of fashion lead by the flamboyant Congolese singer Papa Wemba. The feature doc was produced and directed by George with Cosima Spender and aired on BBC2 as a flagship instalment of the channel’s Storyville strand. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING
ELEGANT received widespread critical acclaim, was short listed for 2005’s Grierson Award, and won Best Documentary at The Zanzibar and FESPACO Film Festivals.
TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Dope (Director)
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
Episode 3 "I'm Gonna Get Me That White People Money"

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): The Hard Stop (Writer / Director)
    Company: GA Films
    Project details: BAFTA Nominee: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
    Unpeels the true story behind the UK riots of 2011 following the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot
    and killed whilst being arrested in a ‘hard stop’ procedure by armed police. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history.
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Disapora Calling (Director)
    Company: Lady G Productions
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Fighting Spirit (Director)
    Company: Guardian Films
    Project details: A feature documentary which tells the story of three young boxers – two men and a woman – who fight their way out of an impoverished shantytown in Ghana to the boxing arenas of Britain and America for the biggest prizes in the business.
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): The Importance of Being Elegant
    Company: October Films / BBC
    Project details: About a bizarre cult of fashion lead by the flamboyant Congolese singer Papa Wemba. The feature doc was produced and directed by George with Cosima Spender and aired on BBC2 as a flagship instalment of the channel’s Storyville strand. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING
    ELEGANT received widespread critical acclaim, was short listed for 2005’s Grierson Award, and won Best Documentary at The Zanzibar and FESPACO Film Festivals.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Dope (Director)
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: Episode 3 "I'm Gonna Get Me That White People Money"
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