Damilola, Our Loved Boy
This 90 minute feature length drama tells the story of Damilola Taylor from the point of view of the Taylor family, exploring the journey from Lagos to London, the emotional repercussions of Damilola’s death and the family’s quest for justice.
Gripping, feature-length drama that tells the true story of the family of Damilola Taylor, going beyond the headlines to reveal a surprising and affecting portrait of family, fatherhood, loss and love.
The shocking death of ten year old Damilola Taylor in 2000 saw an innocent schoolboy lose his life on the streets of London. In front of the world’s media, his parents embarked on a gruelling path to find justice – but behind closed doors, how could their love survive such private grief? This feature-length drama reveals the personal story behind the headlines, immersing us in Damilola’s world, exploring his journey from Lagos to London, and his family’s quest for justice. Told primarily from the point of view of Damilola’s father, Richard Taylor OBE, this is a surprising, intimate and deeply moving story of fatherhood, family and hope.
Damilola, Our Loved Boy is crafted by a multiple award-winning drama team from Minnow Films. Written by Levi David Addai (My Murder, Youngers) and directed by Euros Lyn (Capital, Happy Valley), the film is produced by Susan Horth (Our World War, 37 Days, The Relief of Belsen) and Executive Produced by Colin Barr (Our World War, My Murder, Glasgow Girls and Maxwell). Executive producers for the BBC are Lucy Richer and Clare Sillery.
The film has been made with the support of the Taylor family.