Adjani Salmon

Writer/Director/Actor

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Film, TV & Theatre

Adjani is a budding, driven, award winning writer, actor and director who hails from Jamaica. Before graduating from the Met Film School, he created and ran a production company focusing on adverts, psa’s and corporate videos. During this time he wrote and directed a 13-episode web series, which amassed over 40,000 views in 3 months. In 2013, Adjani dissolved his business and moved to the UK to pursue his Masters in Directing Film. His graduation film, His Father’s Son, screened at numerous film festivals internationally, including Cannes, Blackstar and the Montreal World Film festival. He is the writer, producer and lead actor for Dreaming Whilst Black (watch the websries here).

Adjani filmed a pilot of Dreaming Whilst Black for the BBC in early 2021, which has just been released. Once again, Adjani starred in the lead role alongside his writing and producing roles. Early reviews have been excellent - with the show receiving nothing less than 4 stars. The Radio Times wrote: "Salmon's takes on modern city life, racism  and the pain of a self-sabotaging artist are more than enough for a full series." Watch the pilot here

In Development

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DREAMING WHILST BLACK

2019

Big Deal Films

TV adaptation of the web series

Television

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2018

4Quarter Films

9 part comedy web series.
*Winner of Best UK Series, UK Web Fest
*Winner of Best Web Series, Life After Life Film Festival
*Nominee for Best Comedy Writing, IAWTV Awards
*Nominee for Best Web Series, Bilbao Series Land
*Official Selection, The Independent Television Festival

Short Films

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HIS FATHER'S SON

2015

*Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival
*Nominee for Best Screenplay, GATTFEST Film Festival
*Official Selection, Montreal World Film Festival
*Official Selection, Blackstar Film Festival
*Official Selection, Portobello Road Film Festival

2016

BFI

4-minute short documentary commissioned by the BFI for their Blackstar Season.
Ashley Walters, Ozwald Boateng and Menelik Shabazz discuss their Black Stars and the ground breaking work that has inspired them.

Acting

Adjani is a budding, driven, award winning writer, actor and director who hails from Jamaica. Before graduating from the Met Film School, he created and ran a production company focusing on adverts, psa’s and corporate videos. During this time he wrote and directed a 13-episode web series, which amassed over 40,000 views in 3 months. In 2013, Adjani dissolved his business and moved to the UK to pursue his Masters in Directing Film. His graduation film, His Father’s Son, screened at numerous film festivals internationally, including Cannes, Blackstar and the Montreal World Film festival. He is the writer, producer and lead actor for Dreaming Whilst Black (watch the websries here).

Adjani filmed a pilot of Dreaming Whilst Black for the BBC in early 2021, which has just been released. Once again, Adjani starred in the lead role alongside his writing and producing roles. Early reviews have been excellent - with the show receiving nothing less than 4 stars. The Radio Times wrote: "Salmon's takes on modern city life, racism  and the pain of a self-sabotaging artist are more than enough for a full series." Watch the pilot here

Short Film

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Television

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Lionel

BBC

DREAMING WHILST BLACK

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BBC / Big Deal Films

DREAMING WHILST BLACK (Webseries)

Kwabena

4Quarter Films