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David Chikwe

Writer, Children's

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Prior to becoming a screenwriter, David Chikwe was an award-winning TV drama and film producer with over twelve years industry experience. David co-created and produced 36 episodes of the BAFTA nominated and RTS-winning series Eve and continues to produce – currently Mother of Sorrows / Terence Davies and Danny La Rue / Martyn Hesford.

Work

In Development

Alters

Teen Series (13 x 30′)
JOE has just met the girl of his dreams, but when DAISY meets JOE’s three alternate personality, will she feel the same? ALTERS – a mental health rom-com.

Prince and the Pauper

Family (4 x 60′)
A Nigerian prince and a Brixton g-man swap identities, but what starts out as game becomes a high-stakes adventure.

Arabian Nights

Family Adventure (8 x 60′)
ZADE, the sultan’s betrothed, has just killed her newly wedded king in their bedchamber and must now choose between a certain sentence of death, or escaping with assassin and mercenary SINBAD…

Three Kisses

Body-swap comedy (Feature)
When two best friends MICHAEL (gay) and JOSHUA (straight) swap sexualities on the eve of JOSHUA’s wedding they are forced to confront their own prejudices about what it takes to be a man.

Credits

Eve
CBBC

Co-creator / Series Producer (3 x series)
Starring Poppy Lee Friar and co-created with Emma Reeves, EVE ran for three series garnering critical acclaim and multiple industry nominations and awards.

Missing
BBC

Co-creator / Development Producer (2 x series)
Starring Pauline Quirk, David co-created with James Burstall a scripted adaptation of Leopard Film’s factual daytime format MISSING – developing it into a crime procedural.

Industry

Jury Member (2014-2017)

Jury: BAFTA Television Awards Best TV Drama. 2017
Jury: BAFTA Television Awards Best Writer TV Drama. 2016
Jury: BAFTA / Rocliffe Children’s Writing Competition. 2016
Tutor: Film and TV Development NFTS Short Courses. 2014 & 2015
Panelist: BAFTA sponsored Rocliffe Writers TV Drama competition. 2014 & 2015
Jury: BAFTA Children’s Award Best Independent Production Company. 2014