David Chikwe

Creative Director

Before launching joint-venture Blacklisted Films in 2014, David worked as Development Producer for Leopardrama. He co-created and developed CBBC series EVE and crime-drama MISSING for BBC1 as well as developing feature films DANNY LA RUE (Martyn Hesford) and MOTHER OF SORROWS (Terence Davies). Prior to Leopardrama David worked as a Development Assistant at Ruby Films and before that as a freelance script reader.

Joey Attawia

Executive Producer

Joey has exec-produced on all of Leopardrama’s productions including the BAFTA nominated An Englishman In New York and Mysterious Creatures both for ITV1 and Missing for BBC1. As an RTS winning costume designer his credits cover the gamut: Primeval, Shameless, Murphy’s Law, Waking The Dead, 40, Cold Feet, Kid in the Corner, Mischief Night, Red Cap, Peggy Su and Flight.

Blacklisted looks to work in that space that’s off the beaten track, both in genre and talent, but always keeping an eye on how a proposition can cross-over and capture a mainstream audience.

David Chikwe, Founder

First and foremost we’re about stories and storytellers.

David Chikwe, Founder

It’s really about a “Just Do It” attitude, why wait till you’re “commissioned” to start creating content?

David Chikwe, Founder

We want to empower writers and give them control over their creations and take advantage of non-traditional funding models to achieve that.

David Chikwe, Founder

Projects / Friends


EVE wins two awards from RTS Scotland

WGGB win

Writers’ Guild Award winners 2016...

Watch CBBC’s series EVE

Co-created by Blacklisted’s David Chikwe: View on BBC iPlayer...

The Ting Tings

“…their new single, ‘Do It Again,’ is even stronger and its accompanying music video is a revelation of technical brilliance disguised as a lo-fi effort – and it’s...


David Chikwe co-creator and associate producer on new CBBC series EVE...

Danny La Rue

David Chikwe and  Blacklisted co-producing with Leopardrama on DANNY LA RUE...

Mother Of Sorrows

David Chikwe and Blacklisted co-producing with Leopardrama on MOTHER OF SORROWS...