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 two original TV series in development with UK production companies.
Original psychological thriller series, in development with STV.
Original thriller serial, optioned by Greenacre Films
Commissioned to write 1 x 30′ pilot script for YA series in development
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 Three Tables Television
David is part of the 2023-2024 cohort as writer/producer. Read more here.
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.
David was invited on the BBC Cosy Crime Course 2023.
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
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.
2 x 30′ episodes of Series 7 of this long-running children’s drama.
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.
Writer of 2 spin-off graphic novel dramas to accompany this sci-fi children’s drama.
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.
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.
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