Kaamil Shah


Kaamil is a writer for TV, film and theatre, passionate about telling stories of the Indian and Pakistani diaspora. He is a graduate of both the London Film School and Cambridge University and in 2019 he was selected for the UGC Writer’s Campus at the Series Mania festival in Lille, France where he developed his drama DUBAI ON THAMES alongside up-and-coming TV writers from across Europe.

Kaamil is currently working on a host of TV development commissions including original musical novella SOUTH HALL STORY with Silverprint Pictures, his comedy drama pilot COUNT ABDULLA with Fudge Park and a radical adaptation of a classic text with Urban Myth Films. In 2020 he was commissioned to write SHAHID’S FIRST SHAVE for the Sparks monologue series for BBC iPlayer (BBC Children’s Productions) and he was previously part of a writers’ room for CBBC show CLASS DISMISSED and wrote a monologue for BBC Asian Network and the BBC Writersroom called MOHEEZ MEANS BUSINESS. In 2020 Kaamil successfully completed the Ackley Bridge Shadow Scheme.

Kaamil wrote and directed his first short film THE COLOUR OF MILK in 2018 which premiered at the BFI Southbank. He won the So You Think You Can Pitch competition at Watersprite Film Festival 2016 and his short film was selected for the Script Lab at Watersprite the following year. Kaamil is on the Soho Writer’s Lab where his script ALLAH’S OWN COUNTRY was shortlisted for the 2020 Tony Craze Award. He is now developing a host of new ideas for stage and screen.

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