We are delighted to introduce BAFTA Breakthrough honouree Bim Ajadi to our friends and audiences. As a London based independent filmmaker, Bim is passionate about telling stories.

Bim joins Surface Area Dance Theatre to begin an exciting collaboration—venturing into new technologies and dance-for-camera methodologies. The team will put theory to practice during filming, on location, in the Barbican’s iconic London conservatory. This new and exciting undertaking is made possible with support from; Barbican’s ‘Open Lab’ programme and Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants.

Bim has worked in the film and television industry for over fifteen years. He began his editing career with a Channel 4 disability scheme, then worked at several post houses. He honed his craft working with a diverse range of partnerships with whom he has formed strong, continuing relationships. As a collaborative director, Bim is committed to inspiring change and championing under-represented groups, both behind and in front of the camera. 2020 saw the release of Here/Not Here, an acclaimed crossover hip-hop drama short, currently an entrant in the 2021 BAFTA experimental film category and has recently completed ‘Oh Toni!’, a short comedy for BBC Studios.

Credits include; ‘Look Up’, a short film co-directed for the London Paralympic Ceremony, a melancholic tale of the disabled sporting heroes. A documentary-drama ‘Dot’, about the life and significance of leading Deaf poet Dot Miles, and ‘I Believe’ by Yolanda Adams that was awarded The Meraki Award for Best Music Video.