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, Gangs of London and she 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. She also has an original idea with Echo Lake in the US which is a TV series set in India with academy award nominee Deepa Mehta attached to direct.

Her recent writing credits include Ackley Bridge (series 4), McDonald & Dodds (series 2) and an episode of an untitled George Kay series. She's also the show runner and lead writer on This Life reboot which is in development at Britbox. 

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

CV

Television

Writer & Executive Producer 

World Productions for Britbox
In development

Original mini-series 

World Productions
In development

Writer & Creator 

Director Deepa Mehta

Original TV series idea.

Echo Lake Entertainment
In development

Original series

Lime Pictures
In development

Original TV series idea.

Tall Story Pictures

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 

    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

    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