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Amarjit Bassan

Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Clare Israel

Amarjit has a passion for telling commercial and accessible stories about communities, particularly little known stories from British Asian communities. He recently completed the 4Screenwriting course where he developed his pilot Izzat (Punjabi for “honour”); a character driven TV drama about the role of women in British Punjabi and Sikh society, set against a backdrop of corruption and modern day slavery.

He has been shortlisted twice for the BBC Writers Academies and was one of 10 attendees selected from hundreds for David Higham Associates’ inaugural Open Day for Sciptwriters of Under-Represented Backgrounds. Most recently he has made it to final selection for the BBC Pilot 2022 scheme.

As a stage writer he was selected for the RIFCO Associate Artists Scheme under which his play Southall Park was commissioned as part of the British Asian Festival and performed at Watford Palace and the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. Among other awards, the script for his short film Lalit’s Voice won the scriptwriting award at The British Urban Film Festival. He is a graduate of the Royal Holloway Screenwriting MA.







Credits include:


Treatment Commission with Pendennis Productions



Selected for the BBC Writersroom’s London Voices, 2023

Reached final round of BBC Pilot 2022 scheme

Shortlisted for BBC Writers Academy, 2020

4Screenwriting writers course, 2019/2020

David Higham Associates Open Day for Under-Represented Writers, 2019

Shortlisted for BBC Writers Academy, 2019

Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award, 2018

Rifco Associate Artist’s Scheme, 2017

Winner of British Urban Film Festival Scriptwriting Award, 2014

Shortlisted for Film London’s London Calling Plus Award, 2014