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Shyam Popat

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Sarah Williams

Shyam is a screenwriter from Leicester. He is a graduate of the NFTS Screenwriting MA, where he wrote short film ‘Cha’, which was longlisted for the Short Animation BAFTA in 2021. His pilot script ‘Exodus’ was nominated for the All3Media New Voices award and broke Top 100 in the Big Break competition, while ‘The Red Fort’ was a semifinalist in Final Draft’s Big Break and winner of Roadmap Writers’ Diversity Initiative. His latest pilot, ‘Animal Spirits’, developed with Emmy-winning producer Esther Bensadon at Series Mania Institute’s Eureka Series in Lille, recently won FilmarketHub’s Online Pitchbox. He is currently developing new TV, film and theatre projects. Outside his writing, Shyam helps run his family business, Popat Mithai, an online Indian sweet shop.

Credits

TELEVISION
Production (role):
UNTITLED DRAMA REPUBLIC PROJECT
Project details:
In development
Amazon
Production (role):
THE DAY OF THE JACKAL
Company:
Carnival Productions
Project details:
Sky
Production (role):
EXODUS
Project details:
In development
[Nominee, All3Media New Voices Award; Nominee, FilmarketHub TV Pilot; Top 100, Launch Pad Pilot Competition]
SHORT
Production (role):
CHA
Company:
NFTS
Project details:
Short animation, Dir: Gagandeep Kalirai, Prod: James Bowsher
[Longlist, BAFTA Short Animation; Official Selection, Encounters / Aesthetica / Asian American Int’l / Sikhlens]
Production (role):
AL SARAB
Company:
NFTS
Project details:
Short film, Dir: Riffat Ahmed, Prod: Sadid Elbadawi
THEATRE
Production (role):
MISRULE
Project details:
Stage play, workshopped at Park Theatre, Dir: Sam Rayner
Production (role):
LOVE COMES LATER
Company:
NFTS
Project details:
Short play, performed at NFTS, Dir: Sandy Johnson

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): UNTITLED DRAMA REPUBLIC PROJECT
    Company:
    Project details: In development
    Amazon
  • Production (role): THE DAY OF THE JACKAL
    Company: Carnival Productions
    Project details: Sky
  • Production (role): EXODUS
    Company:
    Project details: In development
    [Nominee, All3Media New Voices Award; Nominee, FilmarketHub TV Pilot; Top 100, Launch Pad Pilot Competition]
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): CHA
    Company: NFTS
    Project details: Short animation, Dir: Gagandeep Kalirai, Prod: James Bowsher
    [Longlist, BAFTA Short Animation; Official Selection, Encounters / Aesthetica / Asian American Int’l / Sikhlens]
  • Production (role): AL SARAB
    Company: NFTS
    Project details: Short film, Dir: Riffat Ahmed, Prod: Sadid Elbadawi
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): MISRULE
    Company:
    Project details: Stage play, workshopped at Park Theatre, Dir: Sam Rayner
  • Production (role): LOVE COMES LATER
    Company: NFTS
    Project details: Short play, performed at NFTS, Dir: Sandy Johnson
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