Rex Obano

Rex Obano has written for the stage, television, radio and film. He was born in London and spent a year in the United States on placement where he read Playwriting at City College of New York.   He has a Masters Degree in Feature Film Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London and is is the current recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary. Rex is currently under commission from Silverprint Pictures and Tall Story Pictures (both ITV Studios).


London (Greater London)



Cathy King - 42MP
Palladium House
1-4 Argyll Street,
London WC1F 7TA
020 7292 0554

STAGE

STRAWMAN (National Youth Theatre)

Part of Epic Stages.

Directed by Joel Scott

 

THE DOOR NEVER CLOSES (Almeida Theatre)
Longlisted for the Adrienne Benham Award.
Starring Alexandra Roach, Adam Gillen and Morgan Watkins
Directed by Polly Findlay.

 

SLAVES (Theatre 503)
Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award.
Starring Adetomiwa Edun, Scarlet Alice Johnson and Rob Ostlere.
Directed by Nadia Latif.

 

HALF A LIFE (Talawa Theatre – Theatre Firsts)
Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award.
Directed by Clint Dyer.

 

THEY ONLY COUNT THE DEAD and THE DIFFERENCE
(Soho Theatre/Rich Mix)
Directed by Pooja Ghai.

 

TELEVISION

BLOODY VALENTINE (ITV Studios/Tall Story Pictures)

Producer: Francis Hopkinson/Adam Gyngell

Treatment commissioned.

 

A NEW ENGLAND (STV)

Producer:Margret Efener/Marianna Abbotts

Treatment commissioned.

 

DOCTORS SHADOW SCHEME
Producer Ros Ward

Script commissioned.

 

RASTAMOUSE (CBeebies/Three Stones Media)
3 episodes
Winner of the Best Pre-School Programme at 2012 and 2014 Broadcast Awards
Nominated for Best Pre-School Animation at 2011 and 2012 British Academy Children’s Awards

BBC CONTINUING DRAMA WORKSHOP
Selected to participate in this television workshop at Elstree run by Ann Edyvean and Rachelle Constant.

 

BBC FILM LAB
Selected to participate in week long workshop at Bore Place in Sevenoakes with Kate Rowland, Christine Langan and Stephen Frears.

 

FILM
FUNNY MONEY (short) (Guava Tree Productions)
Official Selection New Filmmakers Los Angeles
Starring Dan Ings and Edward Hancock
Producer: Sabrina Marshall. Directed by Stanley K. Collins.

 

RADIO

THE MOORS OF ENGLAND (BBC Radio 3)

Producers: David Hunter

Radio drama. In development.

 

OUR FRIENDS IN BRIXTON (BBC Radio 4) with Roy Williams

Producers: David Hunter and Mary Peake

Radio drama series. In development.

 

AS INNOCENT AS YOU CAN GET (BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3)

Starring Freddie Fox, Paapa Essiedu, Anneika Rose, Tobi Bakare
Produced and directed by David Hunter

 

THE PRICE OF OIL: SOMEONE\'S MAKING A KILLING IN NIGERIA (BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Play)
Starring - Nadine Marshall, David Ajala, Obi Abilli and Jude Akuwudike
Devised: Nicholas Kent. Director: Jonquil Panting

 

BURNED TO NOTHING (BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Play)
Starring Lucian Msamati, David Ajala, Obi Abilli and Lorraine Burroughs
Producer: Toby Swift. Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr.

 

LOVER’S ROCK (BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3)
PICK OF THE DAY The Independent, The Guardian, Radio Times
Starring Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Tobi Bakare.
Producer: David Hunter

 

Film, Poetry, Radio, Television, Theatre

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