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David Chikwe

Writer, Children's, 6+ years, 10+ years, Live Action, Series Developer, Showrunner

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 for CBBC/Leopardrama.

Work

The Dumping Ground (2018)
CBBC

Writer
1 x 30′ episode of series 7 of this long-running children’s drama.

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.

Alters

Pilot for an original YA drama series
Alters is a romantic comedy about a mixed race 15-year-old boy coming to terms with his identity and mental health issues in a small rural town.

Eve
CBBC Online

Writer of 2 spin-off graphic novel dramas to accompany this sci-fi children’s drama.

Swapped

Original series in development
A 4-part family identity-swap drama.
A Nigerian prince and a Brixton g-man swap identities, but what starts out as game becomes a high-stakes adventure.

Three Kisses

Feature Film Script
Three Kisses is a comedy about two best friends MICHAEL (gay) and JOSHUA (straight) who swap sexualities on the eve of Joshua’s wedding and they are forced to confront their own prejudices about what it takes to be a man.

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