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Karissa Hamilton-Bannis

Writer - Television / Film / Theatre

Agent: Julie Press -

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Karissa is a graduate of the National Film and Television School’s Screenwriting MA. She has written several projects for film and television. She is currently working on her original comedy drama series ‘Possessed‘ for Channel Four and Hartswood, and writing for Netflix teen thriller series ‘Get Even‘.


Writing Projects

Championess (2022)
Watford & Essex

Developing a series set in the world of female bare knuckle boxing in the 18th Century based on the graphic novel with a Indian / British woman at its centre.

Get Even (2021)
Netflix / CBBC

Writing 1 x 30′ episode of this teen thriller series

Possessed (2020-2022)
Hartswood Films / Channel Four

Supernatural comedy drama series commissioned to script and in development with Channel Four.

Josephine (2021)
Lime Pictures

Original Television Series – A contemporary family drama about the Jones’s, an aspiring middle class black family who are shaken when their 15 year old daughter tells them she’s pregnant. Script optioned by Lime Pictures.

Hollyoaks (2019-2021)
Lime Pictures

Writing 20 episodes of this long-running series.

Resonance (2018-2019)
Hillbilly Films

Commissioned to write the television adaptation of Sci-Fi novel Resonance.

BAFTA Elevate (2018-2019)

Karissa was selected to join this BAFTA talent development scheme for writers. To read more, click here.

The Party (2017)
Ecosse Films

Series idea developed for E4.

Perspective (2016-2017)
Hillbilly Films

Developed her techno-sci-fi thriller series set in the near future.

Fatherland (2017)
Zak Films

Thriller set in 1970’s Germany, based on the book ‘Snowleg’ by Nicholas Shakespeare. In development with German company Zak Films.

The Dumping Ground (2017)

Commissioned to write 5 digital spin off episodes of this long running children’s drama.

The Juke Box

Original Television Series Episode.


Television series Pilot and treatment.

Open Graves - A Zombie Musical

Feature Length screenplay.

Raising The Dead

Television Pilot

Short Films

Kahanikar (The Storyteller)


Animated Short Film, Premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2011. Won Best Animation at LA shorts Festival.

The Hooded Ghost

Writer: Short Film


The Spider

Rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre.