Abraham Adeyemi

Abraham Adeyemi

Freelance Writer-DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Abraham Adeyemi

Abraham Adeyemi

Freelance Writer-DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Goal: To write for a living. Everything else is a bonus. Abraham Adeyemi is a multi-award winning writer-director from South London that dropped out of an International Politics degree at university a decade ago to chase his dreams and - through instability and homelessness - persevered. He went on to graduate in Creative Writing from Birkbeck University of London, considers participating in the prestigious Royal Court’s Writers Group (2017) as a formative part of his development as a writer as well as Channel 4's 4Screenwriting programme (2019). His directorial debut ‘No More Wings’ was crowned best narrative short at Tribeca Film Festival 2020, he's currently developing numerous original projects for film & TV, and writing a pilot under the mentorship of Emmy and Bafta winning-writer Jesse Armstrong (Succession) through Dancing Ledge/ITV New Talent Scheme. He is the founder of Creative Blue Balls UK, a production company that strives to nurture and provide a platform for promising writers to flourish. When he’s not creating stories, he enjoys walking, puzzles, culinary experiments and finds participating in focus groups therapeutic. He misses live music and travelling very much but, above all, his life would be incomplete without his loved ones.
Projects credited in
  • This Black History Month 2021, meet 100 Black trailblazers redefining the industry
    This Black History Month 2021, meet 100 Black trailblazers redefining the industryIn celebration of Black History Month, we’re thrilled to share our annual list of Black rising stars – as nominated by The Dots community – who are making history, transforming the industry today and inspiring the generation of tomorrow. We still have a long way to go to diversify the creative, tech and digital industries – which is why it’s important for us to celebrate and be inspired by the incredible Black leaders that surround us. The list we’ve put together is one that shines with brilli
  • Soho Impact
    Soho ImpactCreative Mentor Network has teamed up with Soho House to launch Soho Impact - a 16-week mentoring programme for 18+ young people and members of Soho House. We are looking for motivated and driven individuals with an entrepreneurial flair, who are interested in finding out more about the creative industries. To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/V8GswA6HahKUZKq32 Deadline 22nd June 2018 Interviews 4th & 5th July 2018
  • Creative Mentor Network / Soho Impact
    Creative Mentor Network / Soho ImpactI was lucky enough to be taken on as part of Creative Mentor Networks first Soho Impact cohort, where I was mentored for 16 weeks and made a whole new network of friends. I decided to document this experience by taking photos of the people I met along the way, using both 35mm film and 50mm digital shots.
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Work history
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    Writer-DirectorCreative Blue Balls
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Writing and directing original stories. The Oscar-qualifying short film 'No More Wings' was my directorial debut.
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    Writer/FounderCreative Blue Balls UK
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Creative Blue Balls’ principles are formed from the desire to give creative frustration a platform to prosper. At the heart of all we do is an enamour for promising writers, a mission to provide them a nurturing home and a promise to give their words life beyond the page.
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Skills
  • Film
  • TV
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Producing
Education
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    Creative Writing BA (Hons) 2:1Birkbeck, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Best Narrative ShortTribeca Film Festival
    No More Wings, a directorial debut.
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    Script House WinnerSoho House & Co
    One of two winners of global screenwriting competition with script 'No More Wings', in partnership with IWC Schaffhausen
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