Writer for Film and Television

Awate Abdalla is a critically acclaimed writer focused on stories at the intersection of race, class and surrealism - with a dose of humour.

A former Artist in Residence at the Tate and British Library in 2020 and 2019, Musician in Residence for the PRS Foundation and British Council working in Brazil in 2018 and Resident Artist at The Roundhouse in 2016 - Awate has produced a wide range of commissioned multimedia works mixing music, film, theatre and visual art.

Awate’s 2018 debut album, Happiness was supported by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Spotify, Noisey, MOBO x Help Musicians UK and called a, “British rap masterpiece” by Trench Magazine.




Writers room. Thriller series based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Cole.

Sid Gentle for AMC / UKTV



Optioned treatment for semi-autobiographical music themed dark comedy-drama.

Day One Ent. Broadcaster

Writer & Director 

A human refugee from another planet describes their family's experiences facing discrimination, gentrification and the violence of British bureaucracy.