"It's been wonderful to see Adjani's work reach a wide audience over the past couple of years and recognised by the RTS and Bafta. His work can be funny, personal, painful and joyful all at once, I can't wait to see what he does next."
Jessica Loveland (Head of BBC Writers Room)
Hailing from Jamaica, Adjani Salmon is a BAFTA-winning writer-director and actor who only writes "what he likes". As an avid reader with a BSc in Architecture and MA in Film, Adjani brings a unique perspective to filmmaking. His web series Dreaming Whilst Black was dubbed “the best ting pon da internet” in 2019, and the pilot for the BBC3 TV adaptation has been nominated for multiple awards and won the BAFTA Emerging Talent: Fiction Award and RTS Breakthrough Award. Mai Jeruom, Adjani’s Film London/BFI NETWORK-funded short about a mother awaiting the verdict of her son’s trial, is in the final stages of post-production.
Adjani also appeared in the New Year’s special of Doctor Who as a man whose romantic overtures were interrupted by Daleks. With projects also in development at Film4 and UKTV, Adjani spends his time people-watching, eavesdropping and randomly chatting up strangers so that his work provides a holistic perspective on the human experience.