ABOUT

Nimer Rashed is a British director and screenwriter, based in London.

After starting his career as a child actor working in film, television and theatre, he went on to write for stage and screen, winning the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award at the International Emmy Awards. 

His short film BAGHDAD EXPRESS (UK Film Council) featuring Riz Ahmed screened at festivals worldwide, and his short film TOUCH won the UK's biggest short film competition, the Virgin Media Shorts Grand Prize, awarded by Shane Meadows and judged by David Tennant. His latest short film LONDON TOMORROW (BFI/Virgin Media) premiered at Bristol's Encounters Film Festival and is currently touring festivals.

After winning a coveted place on the BBC New Directors Scheme, he has directed several blocks of DOCTORS (BBC One) and and has been named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist. He has also recently worked as Second Unit Director on Mike Bartlett's PRESS for Lookout Point as part of Directors UK's High End Drama scheme.