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David Chikwe

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

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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. David currently has three original TV series in development with UK production companies. David is part of the BAFTA Elevate 2023-2024 cohort as writer/producer, and is currently Mentor on the NFTS Diverse Writers Development Programme with Left Bank Pictures.



The Tutor

Original psychological thriller series, in development with STV.

Greenacre Films

Original thriller serial, optioned by Greenacre Films.

Duppy Village
Bright Little Labs

Commissioned to write 1 x 30′ pilot script for YA series in development.

A Productions / BBC

Commissioned to write 2 x 22′ scripts for children’s animated television series.

Threewise Entertainment

Original YA drama series about a mixed race 15-year-old boy coming to terms with his identity and mental health issues in a small rural town. Currently under option and in development with Threewise.

NFTS Diverse Writers Development Programme - Mentor
Left Bank Pictures / NFTS

In a concerted effort to promote a more inclusive and diverse British film and television industry, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) announced the launch of an exceptional new UK writers development programme, in partnership with Left Bank Pictures. Kicking off from March 2024, the newly formed NFTS Diverse Writers Development Programme has selected six up-and-coming UK screenwriters from under-represented backgrounds to contribute their unique voices to the entertainment landscape and inject fresh perspectives into the world of scripted drama. The chosen writers will embark on a paid, intensive 10-week programme that will immerse them in a dynamic environment of creativity and collaboration. David was asked to join the Programme as a Mentor.

Visions, Voices, Dreams
Original drama series pilot

Available – Original 60 min drama series pilot episode about a multi-generational, mixed-race family in the Midlands, which chronicles the parents’ struggles with being in a mixed-race relationship at a time when it wasn’t accepted, and the three adult children’s lives.

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.


BBC Cosy Crime Course (2023)

David was invited on the BBC Cosy Crime Course 2023.

The Dumping Ground S8 (2020-2021)

1 x 30′ episode of Series 8 of this long-running children’s drama.

– ‘Snakes & Ladders’ aired on 8th January 2021 and is available on BBC iPlayer

Hunter Street S4 (2020)
Blooming Film & TV / Nickelodeon

3 x 30′ episodes

Drama series about a group of five foster children who must solve a mystery in order to find their missing foster parents.

The Dumping Ground S7 (2018-2019)

2 x 30′ episodes of Series 7 of this long-running children’s drama.

Eve (2015-2016)

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. You can watch the series here.

CBBC Online

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

Missing (2009-2010)

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.


BAFTA Elevate (2023-2024)

David is part of the 2023-2024 cohort as writer/producer. Read more here.

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