Kam
Odedra

Screenwriter

Originally from the midlands, Kam Odedra is a screenwriter living in London. She began her career as a script editor working for Nicola Shindler at Red Production Company. Her editorial credits include Happy Valley (1 & 2), Last Tango In Halifax (1-4), Banana, and Gangs of London. Kam also story produced Ackley Bridge (4).  

As a writer, Kam has numerous original ideas in development with production companies including Lime Pictures, World Productions, and Tall Story Pictures. Additionally, she has an original idea, Who Killed Pinky Kaur, with Echo Lake in the US. Academy award nominee Deepa Mehta is attached to direct this India-set series.

Her recent writing credits include Ackley Bridge (series 4), McDonald & Dodds (series 2), and an episode of the new Apple TV+/George Kay series Hijack, starring Idris Elba. She's also the showrunner and lead writer on the This Life reboot, which is in development at Britbox. 

In 2019, Film London selected Kam as one of ten professionals to take part in a year-long leadership development programme.

CV

Television

Writer 

Creator George Kay
Starring
  • Idris Elba
  • An accomplished business negotiator is forced to use his guile to save the lives of passengers onboard a hijacked plane.


    60Forty Films for Apple TV+
    In development

    Crime drama based on the novels by Julie Wassmer. When her friend dies under suspicious circumstances, a private detective and single mum finds herself in conflict with the gruff new cop in town.


    Buccaneer Media for Acorn TV
    In development
    Creator Robert Murphy

    A shy and enigmatic Detective Sergeant is partnered with a wildly ambitious Detective Chief Inspector to solve crimes in the historic city of Bath.

    Mammoth Screen for ITV

    Writer & Story Producer 

    Creator Malcolm Campbell, Kevin Erlis & Ayub Khan-Din
    Starring
  • Sunetra Sarker
  • Amy-Leigh Hickman
  • Comedy-drama set in a multicultural academy school. Story Producer for 10 episodes.

    The Forge for Channel 4

    Writer & Executive Producer 

    Reboot of the acclaimed 90s series.

    World Productions for Britbox
    In development

    Writer & Creator 

    Original TV series idea.

    In development

    Original TV series idea

    In development
    Director Deepa Mehta

    Original TV series idea.

    Echo Lake Entertainment
    In development

    Original mini-series 

    World Productions
    In development

    Original series

    Lime Pictures
    In development

    Original TV series idea.

    Tall Story Pictures

    Script Executive 

    Creator Gareth Evans & Matt Flannery
    Writer Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery, Claire Wilson, Peter Berry, Lauren Sequiera, Carl Joos & Joe Murtagh
    Starring
  • Joe Cole
  • Sope Dirisu
  • Lucian Msamati
  • Michelle Fairley
  • Action crime drama depicting a contemporary London that has been ripped apart by the violent, destructive power struggles of international criminal organisations

    Pulse Films/Sister Pictures for SKY Atlantic, HBO Cinemax

    Script Editor 

    Creator Sally Wainwright
    Writer Sally Wainwright
    Starring
  • Sarah Lancashire
  • Siobhan Finneran
  • Yorkshire-based crime drama centring on the personal and professional lives of Police Sergeant Catherine Cawood.

    Red Production Company for BBC1, Netflix
    Creator Sally Wainwright
    Writer Sally Wainwright
    Starring
  • Anne Reid
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Sarah Lancashire
  • Bafta-winning series about a former couple rekindling their relationship in old age.

    Red Production Company for BBC1
    Writer Russell T Davies, Matthew Barry, Charlie Covell, Lee Warburton and Sue Perkins
    Starring
  • Fisayo Akinade
  • Freddie Fox
  • Letitia Wright
  • The sister series to Cucumber, Banana focuses on LGBT youth in Manchester.

    Red Production Company for E4
    Writer Sanjeev Kohli
    Starring
  • Shazad Latif
  • Susannah Fielding
  • Pilot for the Sky Living series Love Matters.

    Red Production Company for Sky Living
    Creator Sally Wainwright & Robin Sheppard
    Producer Karen Lewis
    Director Robin Sheppard
    Writer Sally Wainwright & Robin Sheppard
    Red Production Company for Sky Living
    Producer Lucy Martin & Angelo Abela
    Lime Pictures for Nickelodeon
    Creator David Allison, Neil Jones & Chris Parker
    Starring
  • Hugo Speer
  • Theo James
  • Red Production Company
    Sky Living