Abraham Adeyemi makes his directorial debut

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FOR THE first time ever twenty of the worlds top film festival have come together to present the We Are Global Festival on Youtube.

Abraham Adeyemi’s directorial debut No More Wings was selected to be screened and evenly more ecitingly. the film has qualified to be considered for both a BAFTA and Oscar.

No More Wings shares the story of two lifelong friends from South London who meet at a divergent point in their lives, this topical film touches on both shattered dreams and success. 

The short film is a nostalgic love letter to Adeyemi’s adolescence. It explores the significance of community, gentrifications impact on it and whether decisions of the past have lifelong consequences.

Adeyemi’s is an award-winning writer-director and playwright, hailing from South London.

He graduated in Creative Writing from Birkbeck University of London, followed by completing the prestigious Royal Court’s Writers Group.

His works for stage have played at a number of prestigious British theatres and his previous shorts have screened at International Film Festivals. In 2019, he was a winner of Soho House’s global screenwriting competition Script House, subsequently receiving funding to make his winning film script No More Wings. 

Most recently, his directorial debut No More Wings received the Best Narrative Short Award at the Oscar-qualifying Tribeca Film Festival, 2020.

Producer Abiola Rufai-Awojide joined the BFI Network as a Coordinator, where she currently works to find and nurture emerging filmmaking talent.

The online festival is set to run from May 29 – June 7, 2020, and will be available at youtube.com/weareone

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