Afia Nkrumah

Afia Nkrumah


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Unavailable
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Selected for Edinburgh TV Festival's ones to watch talent showcase and BBC new talent hotlist, writer/director Afia is currently directing Call The Midwife for BBC/Neals Street Productions. Afia recently directed Coronation Street for ITV, and completed A Place Of Safety, a pilot for new TV drama series starring Harris Dickinson (Trust, Kingsman) Marama Corlett (The Watch, The city & The City) and Lily Newmark (Temple, Cursed, Sex Education).

Afia has directed Eastenders (BBC), and mentored by Carnival Films, directed 2nd Unit on historical drama Jamestown S2 (SKY/NBCU). An M.A graduate of The London Film School, Afia has directed short films that have screened at national and international film festivals, including award winning Shadow Man, funded by Film London. 

Currently developing several feature projects for film and television, Afia aspires to bring distinct, impactful stories with an African flavour to a global audience.

Afia is represented by Ikenna Obiekwe at Independent Talent Group.

This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Safe Management of TV Productions


12th September 2016 - 11th September 2021

ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


11th August 2020 - 11th February 2021

Work History

Director - Call The Midwife S10 BBC/ Neal Street Productions

Dec 2020 - Present

Director - Coronation Street - ITV

Mar 2020 - Dec 2020

Director- A Place Of Safety - All 3 Media, Screenskills

Jun 2019 - Oct 2019

writer/director - mothers Burden - Trestle Arts Theatre/PBAB theatre Company

May 2018 - Dec 2018

Director -Eastenders - BBC Studios

May 2016 - Mar 2018

2nd Unit Director- Jamestown Series 2 - Carnival Films/ Sky

Jun 2017 - Oct 2017

Writer/Director - Film London

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014


Filmmaking - M.A - The London Film School

Jan 2003 - Jun 2006


  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing
  • Script Development



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