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Asad is a queer screenwriter and theatre performer. He is a 2022 Netflix Screenwriting Fellow.

He’s part of the Fat Blokes Company, an award winning queer dance company.

His work focuses on tackling the drama, romance and comedy that lives at the intersections his life: Queer, Muslim, British, Brown and Fat.

Comedy-drama, with dollops of romance, is where Asad feels most at home as a writer. He’s not afraid of tackling deeper themes, while always unearthing the levity, warmth and empathy in every character and every story.

Asad’s stories tend to focus on building strong characters with depth, and how they explore real life ‘stuff’ – whether it be break-ups and falling in love, sexual awakenings, belonging, family trouble, grief, shame or finding your true self.

His writing seeks out that lovely balance of finding the funny in the heavier moments, coupled with undeniable authenticity. Some sizzling sexual chemistry also helps!

Asad is also mildly obsessed by romantic comedies, and believe it’s an underrated genre in terms of writing skills and quality of content. All of his work embodies the spirit of the classic rom-coms: characters complex enough for you to invest in and fall in love with; humour of course; and just enough conflict and drama to pull at the heartstrings of the audience.

Credits

WRITING FELLOWSHP/ AWARDS
Date: 2022
Production (role):
Netflix and Sky Screenwriting Fellowship
Company:
Sky & Netflix
Project details:
Asad is one of the six selected screenwriters for the inaugural Bisha K. Ali Talent Programme.
IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2022
Production (role):
MED SCHOOL (WT)
Company:
Various Artists Limited (VAL), Netflix
Project details:
Original Series
Co-production with Adam Kay, Asad was a Writer's Assistant.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): Netflix and Sky Screenwriting Fellowship
    Company: Sky & Netflix
    Project details: Asad is one of the six selected screenwriters for the inaugural Bisha K. Ali Talent Programme.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): MED SCHOOL (WT)
    Company: Various Artists Limited (VAL), Netflix
    Project details: Original Series
    Co-production with Adam Kay, Asad was a Writer's Assistant.
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