Adeyemi pronounced ADE-YEMI is a Nigerian born, London raised multi award winning Filmmaker/Artist.
His work primarily centres the African and Black experience. Telling stories of resilience, existence, reimagining and transformation of people both in the diaspora and on the African continent. His Yoruba heritage and culture has featured heavily in his work embracing all from the mundane to stories of wonder. He is intent on carving out narratives that allow the stories he tells to have agency, nuance and license to be free from constraint, most importantly bringing value to African/Black life.
An MA Directing graduate from the NFTS; he was made a Broadcast Hotshot in 2014 with his breakout film Sodiq, which gained multiple accolades including winning a Grierson (2013) & Al Jazerra (2014) Award and premiering at Sheffield Doc Fest.
His Fantasy Documentary ‘Entitled’ screened at BFI London Film Festival (2018) and London Short Film Fest and won Best Short Film at the Screen Nation Awards & Best Debut Director at Edinburgh TV Fest (2019). A Hot Doc's Blue Ice Group fellow and Durban Film Mart alumni (2018) for his feature length documentary, At Dawn. He also directed BBC1’s Murder On the Streets (2018)
Other recent short films include ‘Dark Matter’ (2019) commissioned by The Science Gallery and ‘Photographer in Focus: Aida Muluneh’(2019) for Nowness.
Adeyemi has also collaborated with Netflix to curate films/series for a living collection called ‘Black British Stories’ (2020)
His latest directing offering is a Sci-Fi 'The Future Isn't What It Used To Be' (2021) for Film4 written by Courttia Newland (Small Axe) and produced by Fiona Lamptey (Ear For Eye).
Adeyemi is currently in develoment on a Supernatural fantasy film ‘Ibeji’ (2021) produced by Fiona Lamptey at FruitTree Media.