Keith
Akushie

Writer
Keith began writing comedy at university before performing sketches and stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe. His first play Hostage won the 2010 ‘Harry Porter Prize’ for best new comedic play. He started his TV career writing on the critically acclaimed comedy for Channel 4, Fresh Meat.

Keith is a co-executive producer and writer on Armando Iannucci’s Avenue Five Season 2 for HBO. He was a writer and Consulting Producer on the first season.

Keith's first show Siblings ran for two series on BBC3, starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton about a toxic brother and sister who wreak havoc.

He co-wrote the movie The Festival starring Joe Thomas, Claudia O’Doherty and Jermaine Clement with long-time collaborator Joe Parnham. It opened in the UK to huge audiences and was released in the US in December 2019.

His short film, Rebecca, which he wrote and directed, was supported by Film4.



CV

Television

Writer & Creator 

Fudge Park
In Development
Siblings 2
6 x 30'
Producer Phil Gilbert
Director Dan Zeff
Starring
  • Charlotte Ritchie
  • Tom Stourton
  • Fudge Park for BBC3
    Siblings
    6 x 30'
    Producer Phil Gilbert
    Director Dan Zeff
    Starring
  • Charlotte Ritchie
  • Tom Stourton
  • Sitcom about the world's worst brother and sister
    Bwark for BBC 3

    Writer 

    Avenue 5
    Writer & Consulting Producer
    Creator Armando Iannucci
    Producer Kevin Loader
    Starring
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Josh Gad
  • Space comedy created by Armando Ianucci. 

    Jettison Productions for HBO
    Creator Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
    Producer Judy Counihan
    Starring
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Greg McHugh
  • Kimberley Nixon
  • Joe Thomas
  • Comedy from the creators of Peep Show set amongst first year university students

    Objective Productions for Channel 4
    Director Al Campbell
    Starring
  • Jenny Bede
  • Chris Kendall
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Mike Wozniak
  • Sketch writer
    BBC Productions for BBC3

    Theatre

    Writer & Director 

    Starring
  • Ben Ashendon
  • Mark Fiddaman
  • Adam Lawrence
  • Alexander Owen
  • Cambridge Footlights Show

    Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival
    Hostage
    Winner of the Harry Porter Prize
    Starring
  • Joe Bannister
  • Mark Fiddaman
  • Ellie Ross
  • Patrick Walshe McBride
  • Winner of the Harry Porter Prize
    ADC Theatre

    Assistant Director & Writer 

    Director Rory Mullarkey
    Starring
  • Tom Evans
  • Abi Tedder
  • Liam Williams
  • Cambridge Footlights show
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival
    Director Daran Johnson & Liam Williams
    Starring
  • Ben Ashenden
  • James Moran
  • Alex Owen
  • Ellie Ross
  • Cambridge Footlights show
    Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival

    Film

    Writer 

    Producer Claire Jones
    Director Iain Morris
    Starring
  • Joe Thomas
  • Comedy movie starring Joe Thomas in UK cinemas summer 2018.

    Film 4
    Fudge Park
    Co-Written with Joe Parnham

    Writer & Director 

    Film4
    Short Film

    Other

    Writer 

    Keith has written sketches and other online content for the Fresh Meat website