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Nawfal Faizullah

Commissioning Executive for BBC Drama

Nawfal Faizullah is a Commissioning Executive in the BBC Drama commissioning team, developing a slate of projects and working across projects in production.

He recently executive produced YOU DON’T KNOW ME, written by Tom Edge, and other projects include THE GIRL BEFORE, THE RESPONDER, CHLOE, CROSSFIRE, CHAMPION, BETTER, RAIN DOGS and BEST INTERESTS for BBC One, and RED ROSE, GRIME KIDS and WRECK for BBC Three.

Nawfal was previously a Development Executive at Left Bank Pictures, where he developed the BAFTA winning single drama SITTING IN LIMBO. He began his career at the BBC, working on the BBC One adventure series THE MUSKETEERS. He script edited the Sky One comedy-drama DELICIOUS, starring Dawn French. Nawfal was named a ‘One to Watch’ by the Edinburgh Television Festival in 2015 and a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2017.

Nawfal is a Diversity Champion at the BBC, advising the Senior Leadership Team to help shape the plans to meet their creative diversity commitments.

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Nominated by Ben Irving ,  Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama

Nawfal has extensive experience in production and now commissioning and he is ready for the next leap. He has great talent relationships and taste and will undoubtedly go far.


Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African

Nawfal’s mentor

Head of European Originals, Amazon Studios