Here/Not Here combines Krump dance, Visual Vernacular (a visual signed poetry) and street football trickery.
Each of these visual and physical languages provides a different way of communicating for both the Deaf and hearing performers and the audience.
Audiences are required to move to around different rooms.
About Bim Ajadi
Bim Ajadi is a London based independent filmmaker, who is passionate about telling stories.
2020 saw the release of Here/Not Here, an acclaimed crossover hip-hop drama short, which was an entrant in the 2021 BAFTA experimental film category. Bim recently completed ‘Oh Toni!’, a short comedy for BBC Studios. Prior to that he was selected to be part of the 1 year BAME Diverse Directors workshop at the highly respected National Film and Television School (NFTS), which involved making his debut mainstream short fiction film ’The First Time’, a coming-of-age drama through a series teen relationships over a summer.
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 music video that was awarded The Meraki Award for Best Music Video. Bim is a 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough honouree and has been selected for a John Brabourne Award. Bim has worked in film and television industry for over 15 years. He began his editing career with a Channel 4 disability scheme, then worked at a number of post houses.
Commissioned by Liberty Festival, I’m Here Where Are You? and Cambridge Junction. Live production developed from a film commissioned by BSLBT, development supported by Unlimited. With funding from Arts Council England.