Amarjit Bassan

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 was also shortlisted for the 2020 and 2019 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.

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 in 2018 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 in 2014. He is a graduate of the Royal Holloway and  Screenwriting MA.