‘Nola’ tells the story of how creativity, collaboration and jumping in at the deep end created a special coffee shop in South East London.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Director – Jonny Cass
Cinematographer – Paddy Bartram
Sound recordist – Donal Sweeney
Editor – Will March
Original score – Joe Green
Colourist – Paddy Bartram
Sound design & Mix – Will Berridge
Artwork – Casey Roarty

With thanks to Ant, Josie and the Nola staff.

The story behind the film

Midway through the second UK lockdown our work landscape was looking pretty barren and we were in need of a creative outlet. A new coffee shop opened up locally and we went to try it out. We reached out to Nola to see if they’d be interested in making a film about their origins and over the following months we started shooting. Very quickly the project snowballed into an inspiring story of collaboration, friendships and new opportunities.


Genre: Documentary
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length in minutes: 3:59
YEAR: 2022