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Adnan Ahmed

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Series Director (Before being a leader)

Adnan is an award-nominated documentary Series Producer/Director with over 15 years experience in the TV industry. He is currently the Series Director of Hometown: Another Killing for BBC3, investigating issues of race, class and education brought into sharp focus after the tragic death of a Manchester school boy. Previous directing credits include 999: What’s Your Emergency for Channel 4 and Africa with Ade Adepitan for BBC2. Outside building narrative arcs in the edit, Adnan can be found building Lego creations with his son and daughter.

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Being a Breakthrough Leader...
It's humbling and inspiring to be part of this group. I have been given the chance to connect with so many creative, open, funny, kind, talented and supportive people in the industry. I've made new friends, cemented relationships with old, made new contacts - and learned how to ignore my inner saboteur.
Nominated by Remy Blumenfeld,  Coach

Adnan is a very talented producer director who is ready for a big breakthrough. He needs support and guidance to allow him to break into directing a different level of programme. His experience is in factual entertainment, and where he wants to be is authored films.


Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African

Adnan’s mentor

Documentary Director

Paddy Wivell is an acclaimed documentary director based in London. A multiple BAFTA nominee and winner, his work has received numerous other industry accolades, including Royal Television Society, Broadcast and Grierson awards.