Adeyemi Michael

National Film & Television School
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Adeyemi is a Grierson award nominated Director, with several nominations and shortlists beside his name for documentary awards & film festivals. He has had his films celebrated on the International film festival circuit from Hollywood to London.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he grew up in London. He is 2013 MA Documentary Directing graduate (Leverhulme Scholar) from the coveted National Film & Television School, having previously graduated from the London College of Communication with a Upper Second Class Honors in BA Media Practice. Starting out as football manager setting up community projects from 2004, this youth work has seen him travel the UK and USA working with young people, securing funding to run projects.

He won Channel 4’s Black History Month filmmaking competition in association with Media Trust in 2010, where he made a 3-minute wonder about comedian Eddie Kadi. He has worked as a freelance director/cameraman since 2010, on films such as One People documentary a feature length film about Jamaica’s fiftieth year of Independence.

Having honed and developed his understanding of storytelling and cinematography at the NFTS, his graduation film SODIQ has seen attention from politicians, and was invited to be privately screened at The House Of Commons by MP Diane Abbott and at the TATE Modern presented by the Mayor's Office. He has since become a motivational/public speaker at events both domestically and Internationally to Mayors, politicians, social figures, International summit leaders.
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